Women Artists of the 1700’s

Art History

Dillington Discoveries

Day course

Angie Smith

23 August 2023

9:00 am to 4:00 pm


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This course is an in-depth survey of women artists in many countries across Europe, who worked as painters and sculptors from the Middle Ages until the early 1800s. We will examine the careers of many women who were prominent artists in their communities in their day but whose lives have often been overlooked.

Not only will we study the varied output of these artists in terms of the types of art they produced but we will also consider the training these women received and the social issues they faced when practising their art. Our approach will be a chronological one, in this course we discuss women artists in the 1700s.

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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