Hidden Gems: Season Two

In anticipation of International Women’s Week

100 Pictures by Women Artists 


In anticipation of International Women’s Week (8th March) ModernBritishArtGallery are delighted to present 100 works by Women Artists with prices ranging from £100 to £1000. Featured Artists:  Claire Leighton, Viola Paterson, Marion Wallace Dunlop, Mary Adshead, Sarah Margaret Goldie, Winifred Knights, Kathleen Guthrie, Edith Lawrence, Olive Mudie-Cook, May Tremel, Marion Adnams, Catherine Olive Moody, Barbara Jones, Averil Mary Burleigh, Lillian May Bevis Rowles, Evelyn Dunbar….


Ever since Linda Nochlin asked in 1971,”Why have there been no great women artists?”, art history has been probing the female gaze. Through scholarship and exhibitions, readings have been put in place to counter prevailing assumptions that artistic creativity is primarily a masculin affair.
Women artists have been set apart from male artists not only to their own disadvantage but also to the detriment of British art as a whole. While there were some improvements for women to access an artistic career in the twentieth century in terms of patronage, economics and critical attention – all the things that confer professional status – women had the least of everything. A more inclusive version of British twentieth century art would not only provide a truer account but also a more vivid and meaningful narrative.

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Works FEATURED in this Exhibition

May Tremel (1882 - 1963)
Street scene with Shepherd’s Bush Palace and Kemmish fish monger, circa 1910
£1,000
Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
Evening Primroses in a London Garden
£775
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Studies of a seated couple reading scrolls and a woman carrying bowls, mid 1930’s
£750
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Sketch of Gladiolus tristis
£325
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Trees in Kent circa 1953
£590
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Studies for Faith, Hope and Charity II, circa 1948
£590
Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
Finnial decorations
£875
Private
Clare Leighton (1898 - 1989)
Ellen and Her Children (BPL578), 1944
Sold
Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
Always an open way – always something new in town to-night
Clare Leighton (1898 - 1989)
Resting, 1931
Catherine Olive Moody (1920 - 2009)
The beggars opera, circa 1940
£1,000
Catherine Olive Moody (1920 - 2009)
Rosa Primula in the Garden
£430
Catherine Olive Moody (1920 - 2009)
Hill Fire, seen from C.P.O.?, 1989
£470
Rosemary Allan (1911 - 2008)
Making dresses for the Red Cross, c. 1944
£1,000
Anne Newland (1913 - 1997)
Study of a basket balanced on a woman’s head, for The Legend of Ceres, c. 1949
£550
On Loan
Kathleen Guthrie (1905 - 1981)
Red Crop, circa 1960