Jean Clarke

Unsung Heroines

This site focuses on many of the lesser known women artists working in Britain in the 20th century in the hope of making a persuasive visual argument that their work merits greater attention.

Many of these women were married to artists and it is no surprise that usually their husband's work is, inevitably, better known. Although women were at least allowed, for the first time during this period, to attend art school, their continued relative obscurity raises interesting questions about the confines that other conventions and obligations placed them under.


Rachel Reckitt
Rachel RECKITT
  Mary Adshead
Mary ADSHEAD
  Evelyn Gibbs
Evelyn GIBBS
  Winifred Knights
Winifred KNIGHTS
Jean Clarke
Jean CLARKE
Evelyn+Dunbar
Evelyn DUNBAR
  Molly Cooke
Molly COOKE
  Clare Winsten
Clare WINSTEN
Kathleen Guthrie
Kathleen GUTHRIE
Clara Kinghoffer
Clara KINGHOFFER
  Majorie Hayes
Majorie HAYES
  Anna Zinkeisen
Anna ZINKEISEN