The thesis provides a revaluation of the art of Australian women artists in the
period 1900-1940. In the first instance, this study attempts to answer the
question posed by a number of male historians: "Why were there so many
succesful Australian women artists in the period between the two world wars?"
My answer has involved the analysis of three major phenomena:
1. The women's emancipation movement which enfranchised women and
gave them the key to education and subsequently to the...[Show more]
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