Women artists in the Walker

Elisabetta Sirani’s self-portrait
8 Mar 2019
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Free drop-in event, no need to book

Join Jessie Petheram, Tomlinson Assistant Curator, and Kate O’Donoghue, National Gallery Curatorial Trainee, for a talk on two women artists in the Walker Art Gallery’s collection.

Anne Holt (1821-1885) was a Liverpool amateur artist who travelled in Britain, Europe and North America, drawing for pleasure and recollection. She represents many other women of her time who loved to draw and paint but who have often been neglected by historians of watercolour and landscape art.

Elisabetta Sirani (1638-1665) was a successful seventeenth-century artist working in Bologna, Italy. She began painting professionally by the age of 17 and her talents soon earned her fame across Europe. This includes a rare chance to see drawings and watercolours by these two women which are usually kept in storage. They will be shown in Make Space for this occasion to celebrate International Women’s Day.

This event is part of our International Women's Day event series.