RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 71239289 LA English T1 From Victorian to modern : innovation and tradition in the work of Vanessa Bell, Gwen John and Laura Knight A1 Nunn, Pamela Gerrish., PB Philip Wilson ; Distributed in North America by Palgrave Macmillan PP London; New York YR 2006 SN 0856676233 9780856676239 AB "This book examines the impact of modernism on the work of three women artists - Vanessa Bell (b. 1879), Gwen John (b. 1876) and Laura Knight (b. 1877) - whose training and early artistic careers were rooted in the Victorian tradition. The book ranges them alongside each other to examine and compare their development, their work and the positions they took in the crucial years of their careers between 1890 and 1920. In the case of female artists, whose position had been hard-won over the previous half-century, this is as yet a more or less unexplored area as the question of modernity is perpetuated as 'men's business'".--BOOK JACKET.