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Rosemary Chaloner

Talk: ‘Women Artists in Wartime’

21 June 2016

Tonight 59 members enjoyed a fascinating talk about women war artists. The women were not permitted to go to the battle front, instead their works reveal amazing insight into life on the home front, with many of their images of women workers on the land and in factories. We saw a wide range of work with paintings, sculpture and photography.

Rosemary then went on to talk about nurses in wartime, and how the nursing profession evolved from the time of Florence Nightingale, with many poignant anecdotes of heroism and danger in war.

We thanked Rosemary for her fascinating talk, which highlighted the role of women in war, artists and nurses, which has too frequently been overlooked.

Words and photos by Jude Smith

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