Women Artists of the 1500’s

Art History

Dillington Discoveries

Day course

Angie Smith

21 August 2023

9:00 am to 4:00 pm


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This course will focus on some of the many women who worked as painters and sculptors in the 1400s and 1500s. These will include the portraitist, Levina Teerlinc, who came to England to work for Henry VIII and his successors and painter, Lavinia Fontana who enjoyed much success in her native Bologna.

We will also survey the career of another Italian painter, Sofonisba Anguissola, who worked in Spain as court painter to Philip II.

Ideal for anyone with an interest in the visual arts (specifically painting and sculpture), as well as an interest in women’s studies.

Tutor information

Dr Angie Smith has a first class degree in Art History and a PhD in Combined Historical Studies from London University. She spent many years teaching undergraduate and adult education programmes for Leicester University. She is an accredited lecturer with the Arts
Society, has published widely, contributed to history programmes on tv and lectured for several cruise lines. Her interest outside history and art include gardening and genealogy.

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