Pioneers: Dod Procter 'Lydia'
During the mid-1920s when this work was painted, Dod Procter was one of the most famous artists in Britain. She was lauded for her unparalleled ability to depict the female form in a sensitive, sympathetic manner devoid of the voyeuristic overtones which permeated the work of some of her male peers. In this film, Philip offers insight into her painting 'Lydia', a charming and youthful portrait, currently on display at Philip Mould & Company as part of our exhibition, Pioneers: 500 Years of Women in British Art.
Pioneers: 500 Years of Women in British Art explores the history of female artists in Britain who defied the status-quo. This multidisciplinary exhibition progresses from 16th century portraitists, to painters working at the forefront of the British avant-garde in the 20th century.
This active and constantly developing area of art history, which examines the historical significance of female artists, garners continual debate. We hope to contribute to this rich and evolving art historical discussion. The artists exhibited are individuals who we have researched over the last thirty years as art dealers but have never before displayed chronologically. This exhibition explores and re-presents 500 years of pioneering female artists who have been central to the development of British Art.