16 February 2019
Lecture by Sarah Hardy: Founding the De Morgan Collection: Did Mrs Stirling write her sister out of Art history?’
Venue: Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham. B3 3BS. John Peek Conference Room. Lecture starts 11.00 am (Reception from 10.30 am).
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Evelyn De Morgan defied her gender and class to become a radical professional female artist. She was associated with Pre-Raphaelite, Symbolist and Neo-Classical movements, as well as being closely acquainted with canons of British art such as G.F. Watts, Edward Burne-Jones and Lord Leighton. She held solo exhibitions in her own lifetime and was commercially successful, attracting well-known patrons such as William Imrie, owner of the White Star Line. How then has her reputation been almost forgotten, her artworks hidden away or destroyed and her name written out of art history?
De Morgan Foundation Curator, Sarah Hardy, will explain how the Foundation came to own the world’s largest, most comprehensive collection of artworks by Evelyn De Morgan, and how this has been both to the detriment and success of Evelyn’s place in art history. Sarah studied art History at Durham University and the University of Manchester. She is a Victorian Arts & Crafts specialist.