Michelle Molyneux at First Ladies

Michelle Molyneux at The Atkinson. First Ladies: Pioneering Female Artists.

First Ladies celebrates the incredible achievements of female artists from The Atkinson’s permanent collection. The exhibition includes contemporary artists like Tracey Emin who continue to break conventions as well as artists who pushed creative boundaries at a time when men were the dominant force in the art world.

Discover the trailblazing female artists who were leading the way for other female artists, including those who were breaking the mould by working outside of current conventions. The exhibition features artists such as Laura Knight, who held many firsts including being the first female war artist, Paula Rego who was the first artist in residence at the National Gallery and Rosa Bonheur who was the first woman awarded two military honours.

Image is Ploughing in the Nivernais by Rosa Bonheur.

Supported by the Esmée Fairbairn collections fund.