The most comprehensive volume of its kind, The Dictionary of British Women Artists offers extensively-researched biographies of some of the most significant female contributors to British art from the 16th onwards.
Each entry provides key biographical information, as well as (where possible) commentary on the artist's studies, lifestyle, travels and family. Entries also detail significant works, exhibitions and membership of societies. Gray's introduction provides a useful context to the biographies, and a comprehensive bibliography highlights works for further study.
Beautifully illustrated with a wide selection of works by the artists featured, this volume will make a valuable contribution to the study of art history. It will also provide readers with significant insight into a long neglected aspect of history – the lives and achievements of women artists.