The Studio and the Book: Women Artists in Literature by Alicia Foster

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  • Thursday 24 May 2012 - 14:30 until 15:30

 Dame Laura Knight, 'Cricus', 1935

Women artists have featured in novels including Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848), Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse (1927), and in recent work by Sarah Dunant and Margaret Forster among others.

Some have written about their own lives: from Marie Bashkirtseff’s diary (1889) to Laura Knight’s bestselling Oil Paint and Grease Paint (1936) and Tracey Emin’s Strangeland (2005). Foster discusses how these works relate to the changing history of women as artists, and how they depict such women, past and presen

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Wallace Collection
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