Find a book
A Book a Month
We can send a book a month for six or twelve months - the perfect gift. More »
11 January 2016
There is a stunning exhibition in Edinburgh (on until June) Modern Scottish Women: Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965 . The show has prompted all kinds of interesting comment germane to Persephone Books, for example Claudia Massie in the Spectator began, ‘Modern Scottish Men, a new exhibition celebrating the achievements of male artists in the 20th century, opens next month in Edinburgh. Men only; no women. Bold! Only joking. That show would never happen today. How could it? Where would an exclusive, specifically male-only exhibition be tolerated these days? A women-only show, on the other hand, would be fair enough; we need to point out that the wee dears can paint too.’ The Indian Rug or Red Slippers by Anne Redpath was painted in 1942.
- choosing a selection results in a full page refresh
- Opens in a new window.
- Opens external website in a new window.