Portraits of Women

Portraits of Women : Gwen John and Her Forgotten Contemporaries

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Gwen John was just one of a group of talented women at the Slade School of Art, a group which also included Edna Clarke Hall, Ida Nettleship and Gwen Smith. This biography tells the story of these four women's lives, from their shared student days at the Slade through the subsequent development of their careers. It has often been assumed that marriage and immersion in domestic responsibilities terminated the promising careers of these women. But Thomas shows that, despite these complications, they continued in serious artistic endeavour throughout their lives, producing work of a highly original and individual character.
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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 43 photographs, notes, bibliography, index
  • 074560661X
  • 9780745606613

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Students (1893-1898); broken promises (1898-1905); duty and devotion (1905-1914); whistling in the dark (1914-1932); growing old (1932-1979).
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