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An Unsuitable Job for a Woman?: 20 January 18. 10.30am - 4.30pm

Portraiture, Sculpture and Britain's Women Artists: 10 Mar 18. 10.30am - 4.30pm

In these two linked Art History Day Schools, discover the achievement of women artists in sculpture and portrait painting, and how Vanessa Bell, Dod Procter, Barbara Hepworth, Elisabeth Frink, Maggie Hambling and others pushed the boundaries of this male-dominated discipline. Led by
Dr Justine Hopkins.

The history of women in art has tended to be one of defiance and struggle against dispiriting odds, with very few exceptions to encourage them in the fight. One of these exceptions has always been the RWA. From its earliest beginnings, supported and to a large extent funded by Bristol artist Ellen Sharples, the Academy has recognised and celebrated the vital contribution of women to art more robustly than any other major art institution. In London the Royal Academy had no elected female members until Laura Knight in 1936 ~ by which time Yda Richardson was just completing her term as the second of the RWA’s four women Presidents.

In association with the exhibition Women of the RWA, these two linked days schools explore the achievement of women artists in sculpture and portrait painting ~ both considered until recently the prerogative of the male hand and gaze. Find out how women such as Vanessa Bell and Dod Procter, Barbara Hepworth, Elisabeth Frink and Maggie Hambling asserted their abilities in these challenging disciplines, not only matching the skills of their male contemporaries but pushing the boundaries of art itself.


To read more about each event or to book each talk separately please see the following links:

Art History Day School: An Unsuitable Job for a Woman?

Art History Day School: Portraiture, Sculpture and Britain's Women Artists


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