Artist Spotlight: Lady Butler (1846–1933)
Did you know one of the most famous artists in the 19th century was a woman?
Lady Butler (1846–1933) – also known as Elizabeth Thompson – was an acclaimed British painter who documented war with a visceral spirit. Unlike many women artists of the 19th century, who were restricted to small-scale work (due to them being omitted from the life room until the 1890s), Butler defied conventions. She worked on a colossal scale and tackl…
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