11
November 2019

WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE 2ND WORLD WAR

Welcome to The Arts Society South West London
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 20:00
Putney Leisure Centre
Dryburgh Road Putney SW15 1BL

This lecture looks at some of the women who were among the British artists officially commissioned to record the Second World War

Many women were amongst the British artists officially commissioned to record the Second World War both at home and abroad. This lecture will introduce some new names based on interviews with several of the self-effacing but very talented people who found their paintings shown unexpectedly at the empty National Gallery, as well as provide fresh context to some of the better-known paintings which enhance our national collections.

Magdalen Evans
Magdalen Evans studied history of art at UEA and worked at Agnew's for over ten years; since then she has been organising exhibitions and writing articles, concentrating on C19th/20th women artists. A contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and to BBC Woman's Hour, she also works with charities that help ex-offenders through art and education. She has lectured for the Art Fund, National Portrait Gallery, Pre-Raphaelite Society and Art Workers' Guild as well as to the Art Society of Budapest.