500 Years of Women Artists, 14 October 16.30

Charles Wautier and Michaelina Wautier, The Calling of Saint Matthew, Courtesy of Agnews
Vanessa Bell, Self-portrait, Courtesy of Philip Mould and Company

For this talk Sacha Llewellyn (Independent Researcher and Curator, and Director, Liss Llewellyn Fine Art), Tania Sutton (Director, Osborne Samuel), Anthony Crichton-Stuart (Director, Agnews), Marco Fabio Apolloni (Director, Laocoon Gallery) and Ellie Smith (Research and Content Editor, Philip Mould & Company) will, together, examine how our perception of women artists has changed and how we are finally championing them. During the discussion, there will be a special focus on female artists over the last 100 years, and in particular the early to mid-20th century.

Our panellists will also touch on the early professional painters and why they were 'lost' for so many years.

Join us on Wednesday 14 October at 4.30 pm (BST) for '500 Years of Women Artists'.



Sacha Llewellyn

Moderator: Sacha Llewellyn, Writer and Curator
Sacha Llewellyn is an independent writer and exhibition curator. She specialises in inter-war British art, with a particular focus on women. In 2017 she was awarded the William M.B. Berger Prize for British Art History. She has curated, co-curated and contributed to exhibitions at numerous museums and galleries, especially on women artists: Evelyn Dunbar at Pallant House Gallery (2015), Winifred Knights at Dulwich Picture Gallery (2016), Fifty British Women Artists 1900-1950 at Leeds University Art Gallery (2019) and 'British Women Surrealists' at Dulwich Picture Gallery (2020). 




Tania Sutton

Tania Sutton - Director, Osborne Samuel Gallery
Graduating in 1993 from the Courtauld with an MA, Tania Sutton has since worked in the art world - for the last 25 years at Osborne Samuel, specializing in Modern British Art and becoming a Director in 2012. Osborne Samuel Gallery is one of London's leading specialists in Modern British painting and sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Known for its specialism in the work of Henry Moore and Lynn Chadwick the gallery also deals extensively in the major sculptors of the post war period including Kenneth Armitage, Reg Butler, Anthony Caro, Tony Cragg, Elisabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth and Eduardo Paolozzi. The gallery deals in works by prominent British painters such as Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff, David Bomberg and Ivon Hitchens, the postwar abstraction of Pasmore, Heath, Frost, Hilton, Lanyon and Blackburn; the neo-romanticism of Sutherland, Vaughan, Craxton and Clough and many others.


Anthony Crichton-Stuart

Anthony Crichton-Stuart - Director, Agnews
Anthony obtained a BA in General Arts (earned with Honours) at Durham University. After leaving university he completed a one year Fine and Decorative Arts Diploma at Sotheby's Works of Art course in 1985. After two years at the Brod Gallery in London, he joined Christie's Old Master Paintings department in London and transferred to Christie's New York in 1991 as a senior specialist and became Head of Department in 1994. He was involved in many of Christie's most successful Old Master sales in New York, including the estate of Rudolf Nureyev, and lectures on various subjects. After leaving the auction world in 2007, he set up as an independent dealer and art advisor before joining the newly founded Thos. Agnew & Son's, the long established international fine art dealers recently acquired by new owners, in 2013.



Marco Fabio Apolloni

Marco Fabio Apolloni - Director, Laocoon Gallery
Marco Fabio took on the family gallery Apolloni, founded by his grandfather Wladimiro in 1926 and is also a co-director of Laocoon Gallery in London. Marco Fabio started his career as a porter at Christie's for a Summer, initially studied Art History at the prestigious Courtauld Institute, London and worked as an art critic for some of the most prestigious Italian papers and magazines after graduating in 1984. He also worked as author and presenter on a series of art documentaries for Italian TV channel RaiSat Art between 1999 and 2003. Alongside his other achievements Marco Fabio has also acted as buyer and expert for his father since the age of 16, researching and writing for the gallery's exhibition catalogues of old master drawings and works of art.



Ellie Smith

Ellie Smith - Researcher and Content Editor, Philip Mould & Company
After six months at Christie's in the Post-War & Contemporary Art Department, Ellie re-joined Philip Mould & Company in September 2019, where she had previously completed the Graduate internship programme following her Bachelors Degree in History of Art at the University of Bristol. 

Ellie is now editor of all online content and website management. During her time at the gallery, Ellie has worked in collaboration with Lawrence Hendra on the researching and cataloguing of works by Ambrose McEvoy for the exhibition 'Divine People: The Art of Ambrose McEvoy'. More recently, Ellie has worked in collaboration with Lawrence Hendra And Emma Rutherford on the researching and cataloguing of works by female artists for the exhibition 'Pioneers: 500 Years of Women in British Art'.



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