London’s Twentieth-Century Girls

The Women Who Shaped Modern Art in Britain

James Scott


Determined women artists such as Helen Sutherland, Margaret Gardiner and Myfanwy Piper helped to change the course of British art in the middle of the last century. Whether as friends, supporters, collectors, curators or gallerists, they played a central role in determining the emergence of artists such as Barbara Hepworth, Piet Mondrian, Alfred Wallis, Christopher Wood and Francis Bacon. Overshadowed until then by their male counterparts, it was their vigour and passion which set London on course as an art metropolis the equal of Paris and New York in the 1940s to 1960s.

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