Radical Women : Jessica Dismorr and her Contemporaries
A richly illustrated book exploring the contribution played by Jessica Dismorr and her female contemporaries to British Modernism
The work of Jessica Dismorr (1885-1939) work has been described as encapsulating 'the stylistic developments of twentieth-century British Art', and her oeuvre certainly encompasses some its most exciting moments - from Rhythm in the early 1910s, through Vorticism, towards post-war modernist figuration and finally into the abstraction she shared with radical political artists groups in the 1930s. Within this period of intense creativity, which extended beyond art to literary and design accomplishments too, Dismorr was privileged to work and exhibit alongside some of the most exciting female artists of the time, including Barbara Hepworth and Winifred Nicholson, to lesser-known figures such as Dorothy Shakespear, Anne Estelle Rice and Helen Saunders.
Bringing a web of fascinating connections to light for the first time, this publication provides a fresh interpretation of a pioneering period and the role women played within it.
- Author: Alicia Foster
- Hardcover: 128 pages | 64 colour and 7 black and white illustrations
- Date published: October 2019
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1848223707
- Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 23.7 cm