Superimposed Forms by Jessica Dismorr

Dismorr was part of the Vorticist movement and exhibited with Group X in 1920.

Details

Medium:
Tempera on gesso board
Dimensions:
46 x 61 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £6,000)
Acquired in:
1994
Vendor:
Gillian Jason Gallery

The curator at Birmingham wrote at the time, 'We see the acquisition of Dismorr's Superimposed Forms as a first step towards fulfilling our commitment to extending the representation of women's work. The painting in question is a strong, late picture by an artist who, at every stage in her career, demonstrated a consistent ability to respond in an original and personal way to the challenge of the new - from the freshly painted Fauve canvases of her early career to the cool precision of her later abstract style.'

Provenance

The artist; John Quentin; Gillian Jason Gallery, London.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 303 1966 www.bmag.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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