Between 1958 and 1973 Kettle’s Yard was the home of Jim and Helen Ede. In the 1920s and 30s Jim had been a curator at the Tate Gallery in London.
Thanks to his friendships with artists and other like-minded people, over the years he gathered a remarkable collection, including paintings by Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Alfred Wallis, Christopher Wood, David Jones and Joan Miro, as well as sculptures by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Constantin Brancusi, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.
OUP Archives recently discovered a 1930s letter to the Press from
the Modernist poet Ezra Pound (1885-1972). Pound was living in
Mussolini’s Italy during the 1930s. The letter-head is an
impression of Pound in profile, designed by his friend the sculptor Henri
Gaudier-Brzeska, who was killed during World War One.