Evelyn Dunbar (1906-60) was part of a neglected generation of artists whose lives are only now being recognised and reappraised. Dunbar specialised in mural painting at the Royal College of Art (1929-33) and after the outbreak of the Second World War was commissioned by the War Artists’ Advisory Committee, and so became the only woman, on a salaried basis, to paint women’s activities on the Home Front. This talk will explore her lyrical, yet unsentimental, paintings of the Women’s Land Army, for which she was especially known. Clarke will also discuss the different periods in her life, revealing the variety of her work and demonstrating her profound understanding and love of the countryside.
PLEASE NOTE: Our digital talks are accessible exclusively to members of the Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. If you would like to join (for £15 per year) your support would be hugely appreciated during these difficult times. As a member you will receive the details for joining all our digital talks via Zoom!
Date(s) - 13/01/2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery