See RAMM’s Women Artists on Google Arts
14 March 2019
Art lovers world-wide can now visit RAMM’s current exhibition of fine art by women artists. Joining a select group of the world’s leading museums and galleries, it is now available on the Google Arts and Culture platform.
About the Exhibition
The exhibition Women Artists (8 Dec 2018 to 9 Jun 2019) shines a spotlight on women artist’s in RAMM’s fine art collection and features works from 18th-century watercolours to 21st-century abstract art.
“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.”
Virginia Woolf, British author (1882-1941)
Exhibited are the jewel-like early watercolour studies of birds by Miss Ann Lee from the 1770’s and works by the popular Victorian children’s book illustrator Kate Greenaway.
Later works include Lucy Kemp-Welch’s painting In Sight – Lord Dundonald’s Dash on Ladysmith. The painting depicts Winston Churchill at the relief of Ladysmith in March 1900. Lucy was described by her contemporaries as one of the best painters of the horse that the century has ever seen. However, despite much success at the Royal Academy and her nomination by significant male artists of the day she was continuously refused membership of the R.A because she was a woman. This significant work has been exhibited following successful fundraising for its conservation.
There are also works by the suffragette artist Olive Wharry with her emotive views of Exeter after the blitz, drawings by Barbara Hepworth from her exquisite hospital series illustrating surgeons at work in post-war Britain, Mary Martin’s geometric abstract relief Perspex group on orange (E) and pioneer abstract artist Gillian Ayres amongst others.
RAMM on Google
RAMM joined Google Arts & Culture in April 2018. The exhibition, Exeter’s Fine Art Collection: Women Artists joins Exeter’s Fine Art Collection: Childhood and exhibitions of RAMM’s East India Company Botanical Drawings and Victorian and Edwardian Art.
RAMM’s galleries can also be explored in Google Street View.