Unsung Heroines

A Further Selection of Mistresses of the Graphic Arts. Women Printmakers - 16th-20th centuries

The complementary fully-illustrated sequel to Mistresses of the Graphic Arts, with a further 189 'new' artists represented and additional information on some of the artists in the previous catalogue.
Publication date:
June 2004
Publisher :
Elizabeth Harvey-Lee
Contributor(s) :
Elizabeth Harvey-Lee

Illustration :
b/w illus.
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ISBN : 9781902863078

Dimensions : 275 X 215 mm
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The Etching boom years; a new British generation of traditional etchers; British, Continental & visiting American modernist etchers; lithographers; Modern British colour woodcut artist; japoniste colour woodcuts artists; colour linocut, including British, Swiss & Australian Grosvenor School linocutters; wood engravers - a technique in which women had a prime place; to a continuing etching tradition in the later decades of the century.

311 items are illustrated by 245 women printmakers, 189 of them not included in the previous catalogue. Where artists are 'duplicated' in the second catalogue, they are represented by different images, sometimes made by different processes. The entries supply only additional or fuller information; they do not repeat the information in the first catalogue - and are referenced with the relevent item numbers in the previous catalogue (Mistresses 1; Mistresses 205). Though European artists and Americans who spent some time in Europe are included, British women predominate in numbers. All the artists are indexed on the inside back cover.

The catalogue concludes with 9 Appendices listing various affiliations -
Women practitioners of the Grosvenor School style of Linocut
Women members of the Society of Wood Engravers
Women members of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers & Engravers; together with a list of the women who contributed to the annual Presentation Prints of the ancillary Print Collectors' Club
Women members of the Senefelder Club and a list of those exhibiting with the Club but not members
Women winners of the Prix de Rome scholarship for Engraving
Royal Academician women printmakers
Women engravers with a connection to Sir Edwin Landseer
List of the 19 women among the 70 exhibitors at the first show of the London Society of Painter-Printers, 1948
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