Radical Women: Jessica Dismorr and her Contemporaries

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester


A founding signatory of the Vorticist manifesto, Jessica Dismorr went on to participate in a succession of key movements in British art through the first half of the 20th century. This exhibition traces her career from her early association with the Rhythmists in the 1910s to her abstract canvases of the 1930s, which Dismorr displayed at anti-fascist organisations alongside the likes of Edith Rimmington and Barbara Hepworth; work by these two artists, as well as other contemporaries such as Winifred Nicholson and Helen Saunders, is also on show here. Find out more from Pallant House’s website.

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Self-Portrait (c. 1928), Jessica Dismorr.

Self-Portrait (c. 1928), Jessica Dismorr

Landscape with Figures (c. 1911–12), Jessica Dismorr.

Landscape with Figures (c. 1911–12), Jessica Dismorr. Courtesy Graves Gallery, Sheffield

Izidora (1911), Jessica Dismorr

Izidora (1911), Jessica Dismorr, illustration for Rhythm (vol. 1, no. 2; autumn 1911)

Abstract Composition (c. 1915), Jessica Dismorr. Courtesy Tate, London

Family Tree (1937), Edith Rimmington

Family Tree (1937), Edith Rimmington

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