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Arthur and Aegle in the Happy Valley, (detail), 1849, oil on canvas by John Martin (1789–1854), Laing Art Gallery


Self-Portrait Nude with Amber Necklace. 1906, oil on cardboard by Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876–1907). photo credit: Museen Böttcherstraße, Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen, public domain

1906, oil on cardboard by Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876–1907)

Facing the new century: women artists 1900–1909

The first women to enrol in formal arts education.


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Mary Beard. Photo credit: Robin Cormack

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Art UK's Patron for 2021 is Mary Beard

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© reproduced with permission of the estate of Dame Laura Knight, DBE, RA / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London


Harold Knight: uncovering Britain's pacifist portraitist

Ruth Millington looks at an artist usually overshadowed by his wife.

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