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Adventure in Art

In 1930 pioneering female gallerist Lucy Wertheim opened The Wertheim Gallery in London. Wertheim challenged the established art scene conventions; she was a woman without formal art training, driven by intuition and a belief that young British artists should have the same opportunities as their European counterparts. Les mer

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In 1930 pioneering female gallerist Lucy Wertheim opened The Wertheim Gallery in London. Wertheim challenged the established art scene conventions; she was a woman without formal art training, driven by intuition and a belief that young British artists should have the same opportunities as their European counterparts.




Adventure in Art is Lucy's 1947 autobiography, telling the story of her career in the British Modernist era. Republished by Unicorn to coincide with the forthcoming Towner Eastbourne exhibition, A Life in Art: Lucy Wertheim & Reuniting the Twenties Group (Summer 2022), this book brings to a contemporary audience the trials and tribulations of a key participant in the male-dominated art world in the first half of the twentieth century. Lucy Wertheim's discerning eye and business acumen helped to propel big names such as Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis, Cedric Morris, Henry Moore and Frances Hodgkins into the mainstream.




With three commissioned essays - the first by Frances Spalding (Lucy Wertheim - Her Gallery in Context); the second by Ariane Banks (Lucy Wertheim - A Pioneering Woman and Her Contemporaries); the third by Towner's Collections & Exhibitions Curator, Karen Taylor (Lucy Wertheim - Her 'Forty-One Year Experiment' [1930-71]) - this new edition not only brings Lucy Carrington Wertheim's words and deeds back into our conscience, but it also publishes over 70 artworks, many of which are featured in the Towner exhibition, as well as newly photographed ephemera from the Estate's extensive archive. Together, this exhibition and book will significantly reset the accepted narrative, and shine a light on a neglected corner of mid-twentieth century art history.

Detaljer

Forlag
Unicorn Publishing Group
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9781912690176
Utgivelsesår
2022
Format
25 x 18 cm

Om forfatteren

Lucy Carrington Wertheim (1883 - 1971) was an English collector and Mayfair gallery owner who founded the Twenties Group (artists in their twenties) and helped to propel some of the large names of modern art to stardom. She was Christopher Wood's main patron before his death.

Frances Spalding is an art historian, critic and author and has published many books on the history of art and its protagonists for publishers such as National Portrait Gallery, Lund Humphries and Phaidon.

Ariane Bankes is a writer, curator, reviewer, former publisher and co-director of the Dovedale Arts Festival.

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