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Female artists and the british poster movement (1919-1939)

Savage, Rebecca (2019) Female artists and the british poster movement (1919-1939). In: University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2019, 19th June 2019, University of Birmingham 2019. (Unpublished)

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My research examines the output of over 150 female artists who contributed to the 'poster movement' in Britain (1919 and 1939). Challenging the conventionally male-focused nature of Art History I explore how these women used the alternative medium of the poster to achieve artistic notoriety and consider how this connected to the changing social, political, and cultural position of women during the interwar. My research focuses specifically on women's work for major companies and bodies, including the government's Empire Marketing Board campaign and the General Post Office's publicity drive. This allows me to explore both the impact of women on the visual culture of the interwar period and the relationship between poster work and the wider growth in female power and autonomy during this time.

Type of Work:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies
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College of Arts and Law winner. Supervisors: Francesca Berry

Date:19 June 2019
Series/Collection Name:Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2019
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
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Copyright Status:This poster is copyright of the author and/or third parties. The intellectual property rights in respect of this work are as defined by The Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 or as modified by any successor legislation. Any use made of information contained in this poster must be in accordance with that legislation and must be properly acknowledged.
Copyright Holders:The Author
ID Code:3234

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