'Let's not have any of those damned women!' The rise and rise of women artists

'Let's not have any of those damned women!' The rise and rise of women artists

Sacha Llewellyn standing by a painting
Fri 21 Feb 2020, 14:00 to 15:00
Free - ticketed
City Art Centre
2 Market St
EH1 1DE Edinburgh
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'Let's not have any of those damned women!' The rise and rise of women artists in Twentieth Century Britain

Ever since Linda Nochlin asked the question in 1971, 'Why have there been no great women artists?', art history has been probing the female gaze. By highlighting the remarkable careers of a few women artists working in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century, this talk will argue that a vision of British art history closer to a 50/50 balance would not only provide a truer account, but also a more vivid and meaningful narrative.

Event Leader

Sacha Llewellyn
Liss Llewellyn

Sacha Llewellyn is an independent writer and curator and Director of Liss Llewellyn. She has a particular interest in interwar British Modernism and the unsung heroines of 20th century British art. In 2018 she curated the ground-breaking touring exhibition, 50/50; Fifty Works by Fifty British Women Artists 1900 - 1950, which aimed to reinsert lost female voices into the art historical narrative. She has published widely and contributed to and edited many books and catalogues on British art.