Peter Murray

A History of Irish Art 4

Irish women artists - Responses to Modernism: Mainie Jellett, Evie Hone, Hilda Roberts, Joan Jameson, Mary Swanzy, Norah McGuinn

A History of Irish Art 4

With the Easter Rising and War of Independence, the revolutionary movement in Ireland brought significant changes in society. Women artists, excluded for the most part from the academies, were quick to respond to the challenge posed by Modernism.

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Image: Mary Swanzy Abstract Geometric Painting of Plants 2, oil on canvas, c.1920, Wexford County  Council Art Collection