Women War Artists

ISBN: 9781854379894
Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Kathleen Palmer
Format: paperback
Year published: 2011
Publisher: Imperial War Museum
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 90
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour


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Rather than being an exhaustive survey, this book takes the cases of individual artists and examines both their stories and their art. In the First World War, Olive Mudie-Cooke was a pioneer, gaining access via medical service at the front. In the Second World War Dame Laura Knight, the first woman to be made an RA, was officially commissioned, as was Mary Kessell. Linda Kitson was the first woman to be ’embedded’ as a war artist with frontline troops in the Falklands. Nikki Bell, of contemporary art duo Langlands & Bell, was commissioned by the Imperial War Museum to work in Afghanistan. From women’s representations of the “Blitz” and the liberation of Belsen to contemporary icons like Rachel Whiteread’s Holocaust Monument in Vienna, Kathleen Palmer explores the unique contribution made by women artists to our understanding of war.

Condition: Dine – small sticker to front endpaper


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