Black Magnificence illustrator Lucy Kemp-Welch to be celebrated in exhbition –

  • The life and work of well-known equestrian artist Lucy Kemp-Welch – whose illustrations featured within the unique 1915 version of Anna Sewell’s Black Magnificence – shall be celebrated in a six-month exhibition.

    Lucy, who died in 1958 aged 89, was extremely regarded, identified for her work that includes equines and landscapes. A few of her finest identified work included the 1894 portray Gypsy Horse Drovers, and the 1986 Foam Horses, and her Black Magnificence illustrations.

    The exhibition, In Her Personal Voice, opens on 1 April on the Russell-Cotes Artwork Gallery and Museum in Lucy’s dwelling city Bournemouth, in collaboration with the Nationwide Horseracing Museum. It’s the first main exhibition of Lucy’s work in additional than 20 years, and can characteristic greater than 60 items from Lucy’s lifetime together with these from nationwide and regional museums and personal collections – some which have by no means been on show to the general public.

    “As an professional horsewoman, Kemp-Welch held an innate understanding and love for equine topics, with a particular affection for working horses and different agricultural animals. Born in Bournemouth, Kemp-Welch was enormously impressed by the Dorset shoreline and the New Forest, in her painted landscapes and environments,” stated a spokesman for the exhibition.

    In Her Personal Voice, is an exhibition which provides energy to the painted visible language and spirit of Lucy Kemp-Welch by means of a serious retrospective of her works.”

    The exhibition will coincide with the launch of the biography In Her Personal Voice, by artwork historian and creator David Boyd Haycock. The e book, which is because of be revealed subsequent 12 months, will concentrate on key works and moments in Lucy’s profession, and spotlight the affect of Hubert von Keromer’s teachings on her strategies.

    “We’re delighted to have the ability to host a serious exhibition of Lucy Kemp-Welch’s work, in her dwelling city, and we all know that our founder, Merton Russell-Cotes, was a eager admirer of the artist and an advocate for feminine artists. He owned two of her works and in his autobiography, described how she ‘sprang up in an exceptional method … making her mark immediately’,” stated Sarah Newman, Russell-Cotes supervisor.

    “The museum has subsequently acquired 5 extra of her works, and we’ve got a number of letters written between Kemp-Welch and the museum’s curators in our archive. Combining our assortment with different vital Kemp-Welch work guarantees to offer a visually stimulating and insightful exhibition which we hope will captivate audiences as they journey by means of her life and work.”

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