British Women Artists, 1750-1950

The British Women Artists Research Group focuses on women’s artistic productivity from 1750 to 1950 in a variety of mediums. The group welcomes people of all genders and is inclusive and encouraging of research relating to trans women and non-binary artists. Over the last two decades, a number of feminist scholars and curators have stressed and deplored the neglect of the work of British women artists of this period, and sought to make it more visible, but there is still a relative lack of knowledge about these women compared to their male counterparts, forming a barrier to the display of their work. The group is founded on the belief that sustained knowledge exchange between university-based scholars and museum/gallery-based curators and researchers is needed in order to understand the integral roles of these women in artistic developments.

The group is co-led by Dr Katie Jane Tyreman Herrington (Non-Stipend Affiliated Postdoctoral Researcher, The University of York) and Dr Alice Strickland (Curator, The National Trust).

Activity in 2021

We would like to express our thanks to BAN for enabling the development and launch of our new database and publication of related papers on the theme of Creative Spaces in this funding period.

The outcomes of this period can be accessed via a new page on the project website. There you will find information about the new database, which is already in use by members, the online map, and essays. We also plan to add videos from our events held this year.

Katie J.T. Herrington and Alice Strickland, January 2022