Lucy Kemp-Welch: Capturing the spirit of horses

Image Credit: Lucy Kemp-Welch, In Sight - Lord Dundonald’s Dash on Ladysmith (1901)

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX

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Thursday 01 November 2018
6.30 to 7.30pm
Opening Hours: Bar from 6pm
Admission Fee: £9
Booking recommended
Online or at the garden reception

Lucy Kemp-Welch, who died 60 years ago this November, was a pioneer woman artist and the illustrator of ‘Black Beauty’. Feted as one of finest painters of horses of her generation and an artist for the Boer War and the First World War, she never acquired the same prestige as her male counterparts.  

Dr Geri Parlby, art historian and international lecturer, talks about the life and times of this extraordinary artist who had to fight against a lifetime of discrimination to make her mark as an “animal painter of power”.

Lucy Kemp-Welch’s Boer War painting In Sight - Lord Dundonald’s Dash on Ladysmith (1901) takes a prominent place in the exhibition Exeter’s Fine Art: Women Artists, opening on 8 December. The restoration was made possible by generous public donations and a grant from the Friends.

Organised by Friends of Exeter Museums & Art Gallery, registered charity no. 306649. The Friends support the museum with financial help towards acquisitions and conservation. www.exeter.gov.uk/friends, E friends@exeter.gov.uk.

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