Sylvia Pankhurst (Modern Women Artists #1)
Artist(s): Sylvia Pankhurst
Author(s): Katy Norris
Year published: 2019
Publisher: Eiderdown Books
Total Pages: 64
Illustrations: Colour throughout
The daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst (who would become one of the most recognised names in the British women’s suffrage movement), Sylvia Pankhurst was raised in a socialist household and sought to lead a creative life. Through her striking portraits of women at work in the factories, as well as her designs for badges, banners, murals and even tea -sets, her artistic endeavours furthered the argument for universal equal rights.
Altogether, Pankhurst’s work created a visual culture for the modern women’s movement and her artistic output is only now being re-evaluated as a critical part of understanding British social history.