portraits

Jean Jones - Blue Table Cloth, Self Portrait

Jean Jones: A Life Uncovered

This intimate exhibition includes a selection of previously unseen paintings of Jones's favourite places - Dartmoor, Oxford and London - and some wonderful portraits. In addition there are also sketches, letters and notebooks which give a fascinating insight into the life of this hugely talented artist. A talk about Jean Jones is being given by Michael Kurtz, one of the exhibition curators, on Wednesday, 19th May at 7pm. Please contact the gallery if you would like to attend. The talk will be filmed live and a video link will be put on the website.

100 First Women Portraits

100 First Women Portraits , striking photos celebrating pioneering women of the 21st century, will be the first post-lockdown exhibition at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) when the cultural venue re-opens on 24 October 2020.

The extraordinary collection of images by South-West photographer Anita Corbin is the culmination of her 10-year personal quest to create an inspiring visual archive of modern women who have achieved ‘firsts’ in their field, often in male-dominated professions and environments.

It includes a...

Plymouth City Museum and Art

Dame Laura Knight (1877 - 1970) was one of the most popular and pioneering British artists of the twentieth century.

Her artistic career took her from Cornwall to Baltimore, and from the circus to the Nuremberg Trials. She painted dancers at the Ballets Russes and gypsies at Empsom races, and was acclaimed for her work as an official war artist.

Knight used portraiture to capture contemporary life and culture, and her paintings are remarkable for their diverse range of subjects and settings.

This touring exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery, London will...