Woman War Artists
- The Wallace Collection |
- Talk |
- Wednesday, 11 April 2012 - 14:30 until 17:00
Kathleen Palmer, Head of Art at the Imperial War Museums (IWM), will speak about the rich body of work done by women artists from the First World War onwards. She writes: ‘War art encompasses far more than life at the front line – it is about artists’ creative responses to all aspects of war as experienced by ordinary people, whether military or civilian. Despite fewer opportunities to witness the realities of combat, women artists have created works of remarkable power and insight which enrich our understanding of life in wartime.’ Kathleen Palmer curated the recent exhibition on this topic at IWM London, and is the author of Women War Artists (2011).