Painted out of History - The Story of Ellen and Rolinda Sharples - Book
In this new book, author Hazel Gower quotes from Ellen Sharples’s journal to
explore an unusual mother daughter relationship, presenting an inspiring portrait
of the pair. Chronicling their passion, commitment and resourcefulness, it is the
forgotten story of two women artists and their adventurous lives on both sides
of the Atlantic.
Daughter of a Lancashire blacksmith, Ellen Sharples was the driving force behind a remarkable family of artists. Based in Bath and Bristol, she sailed to America twice, was imprisoned during the French Revolution and painted the first five US presidents. She supported the family financially, educated her daughter Rolinda and trained her to become a painter of contemporary events.
Though her life and her legacy are little known, Ellen was a Georgian era pioneer. She created one of the early Academies of Art (RWA), where for the first time women could study on equal terms with men.
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6cm
Author: Hazel Gower
Publisher: Redcliffe Press Ltd
No. of pages: 80
P&P £3.50 (Royal Mail 1st class, Large Letter)
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