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Her works have a strong Celtic influence as well as that of the Modernists she met – Man Ray, DalÍ, Picasso.

Tatiana Sinelnikov (1917-76) was a Swedish painter, animator and graphic designer, born in Copenhagen probably to Russian-Jewish parents, who exhibited widely in her homeland and tavelled widely in Europe.

Only loosely bound by Modernism at first glance, the two are united by their tutor, André Lhote (1885-1962). They are now part of an exhibition staged at Court Gallery on Lhote’s female students.

Lhote resisted the title of teacher, preferring to think of his work as a collaborative search for ‘universal laws of painting’.


André Lhote, Still Life.

Nevertheless, his bent for instruction and creating places of study brought a huge number of students to study under him over the years such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, William Crozier, Gwyneth Johnstone and William Gillies.

With many of his students he nurtured enduring relationships, keeping letters from them that detailed recent works.

In the exhibition, which runs until November 5 at the Somerset gallery, dealer Denys Wilcox offers some works by Lhote as well as his female pupils. A Modernist interest in colour and form and a Cubist style is evident in most.

Among the works included are paintings and drawings by Dorothy Hepworth, Mainie Jellett, Evie Hone, Norah McGuiness and Marjorie Sherlock.

Prices range from £300-30,000.