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Now You See Us - Women Artists

On the occasion of Tate’s latest show ‘Now You See Us ‘, Liss llewellyn is delighted to present a special online exhibition of work by Women Artists.

This includes a selection of work by trailblazing women, whose journeys to becoming professional artists necessitated them navigating the obstacles of the patriarchal Art Establishment.​ The exhibition includes drawings by Winifred Knights – the first woman to win the Prix de Rome scholarship in 1920 – as well as a youthful self-portrait by Evelyn Dunbar, who became the first female War Artist on a full-time salary.

Other artists featured include Marion Adnams and Edith Rimmington, both of whom made significant contributions to the predominantly male space of British Surrealism. The exhibition additionally includes a canvas by pioneering abstract artist Esphyr Slobodkina,​ who as the first artist in America to paint non figuratively, might arguably be considered in the same canon as better​-known Abstract artists Josef Albers, Willem de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock.

The exhibition also highlights the continued plight of female artists, even after they have achieved some success. This was true of Hilda Carline, whose promising career faltered after her turbulent marriage to Stanley Spencer in 1925. And so too of Frances Richards, whose propensity to work on a small scale (and reclaim the traditional art of embroidery as a modernist project) was in part a result of working from the kitchen table.

Works FEATURED in this Exhibition

Marion Adnams (1898 - 1995)
Study for La Ronde, 1963
£1,250
Sold
Grace Crowley (1890-1979)
Abstraction, 1927
Esphyr Slobodkina (1908-2002)
Violin, 1985.
£18,500
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Self-portrait, c. 1927
Sold
Marion Adnams (1898 - 1995)
That Same Door, 1963
Paule Vezelay (1892 - 1984)
Lines in Space, No. 11, 1950
£29,500
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Invitation to the Garden, circa 1938
£14,000
Rachel Reckitt (1908 - 1995)
The Tower
£6,750
Hilda Carline (1889 - 1950)
The Sitting Room at 3 Park Crescent, Oxford, circa 1910
£9,000
Sold
Edith Rimmington (1902 - 1986)
Prize Fight, circa 1960
Margaret Gere (1878 - 1965)
The Staffordshire Ornament, circa 1910
£6,750
Margaret Gere (1878 - 1965)
The Baptism
£6,800
Frances Richards (1903 - 1985)
Penitent Figure, 1984
£3,500
Frances Richards (1903 - 1985)
Vase of Flowers
£4,750
Sold
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Study for the Marriage at Canna with a Self-portrait, circa 1923
Anna Zinkeisen (1901 - 1976)
A Hooded Falcon, circa 1955
£2,950
Clare Leighton (1898 - 1989)
He Maketh the Barren Women, BPL 658
£1,875
Clare Leighton (1898 - 1989)
Sorghum Mill (BPL516)
£3,400
Sold
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Portrait of Arnold Mason, circa 1919
Kathleen Guthrie (1905 - 1981)
Original Design for White, Red and Blue Circles in Square, c. 1939
£6,750