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8 April 2016


Women Working in a Gas Retort House: South Metropolitan Gas Company, London. The lack of information and general awareness of the work of Flora Lion and Anna Airy, unsung geniuses both, is quite astonishing; and now the tiny bit of research we have been able to do on them has thrown up Dorothy Coke, the third British war artist of the First World War of whom we had never heard – she will feature on the Post next week. Why oh why can’t Tate Britain, or indeed York Art Gallery, have exhibitions of one or all of these three? Answer comes there none of course because we all know why.

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