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Tirzah Garwood by Lotte Crawford /// #10

Tirzah Garwood by Lotte Crawford /// #10

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TIRZAH GARWOOD (1908 - 51) excelled in marbling, wood-engraving, collage and a style of painting which fused English romanticism with her domestic life.

Marriage - to the artist Eric Ravilious - and motherhood curtailed her artistic ambitions but not her imagination: she found creative expression and commercial success with intricately patterned papers created on teh kitchen table and in the bathtub.

In Garwood's early wood-engraving and later paintings dolls houses, train journeys and shop fronts are infused with her acerbic wit. Overshadowed by her husband's success, this book celebrates the story of Tirzah Garwood as an artist in her own right.

Book details
64 page hardback with 30 illustrations
ISBN: 978-1-9160416-7-7
Published by Eiderdown Books, 15 January 2023

About the author
Lotte Crawford is an art historian and Senior Lecturer of Art Theory for the Visual Communication BA at Arts University Bournemouth. Her research examines contributions by women artists within the histories of modernism, pattern and textiles. Her monograph Enid Marx's Material Modern: The Enchantment of Pattern is forthcoming. Lotte was the assistant curator of 'Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles' at Two Temple Place (2019-20) and is a recent Postdoctoral Fellow for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (2021-22).

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