Wendy Gray

Teacher by trade; art lover by choice. Like all manner of artists and movements but somehow always end up back in 1910!

Articles by Wendy


Museum Stories

Aubrey Beardsley at Shapero Rare Books: An Interview with Expert, Roddy Newlands

The incredible exhibition, Aubrey Beardsley – Inking the 1890s, nearly 100 years old and in exceptional condition, is on display and for sale...

Isabella Hill 8 June 2021

Women Artists

Janet Sobel: the Forgotten Female Artist Who Influenced Jackson Pollock

Although almost entirely erased from the canon of Abstract Expressionist art, Janet Sobel (born Jennie Olechovsky) is now slowly gaining recognition...

Isabella Hill 27 April 2021

Theater & Cinema

The Scenes You Might Know From Anime: Outstanding Prints of Hasui Kawase

Hasui Kawase (1883-1957) was one of Japan’s most important and prolific printmakers and artists of the late 19th and early-20th centuries. As a...

Isabella Hill 8 March 2021

Renaissance

Pieter Bruegel: Hunters in the Snow. Hidden Stories and Meanings

In the ‘Bruegel Room’ in Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, twelve paintings hang in the space. They cover the final ten year period of the life...

Wendy Gray 25 January 2021

Surrealism

Lee Miller And Surrealism In Britain

In the delightfully quirky Hepworth Wakefield, in West Yorkshire, is a quiet exhibition that packs a whole range of mad surrealism in three...

Wendy Gray 7 August 2018

Artist Stories

Kyffin Williams and the Welsh Landscape

The Welsh landscapes have inspired artists, poets, and writers for generations. But, for one 20th century artist, they were more than just a subject...

Wendy Gray 15 April 2021

Museum Stories

Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One

When you walk into the first room of any exhibition, there is an involuntary holding of the breath as it can often be a make or break moment. Walk...

Wendy Gray 11 July 2018

20th century

American Synthesizers: Gerald Murphy, Louis Lovowick, and George Ault

In the catalogue for a 1959 exhibition on Precisionist art at the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis, Director Martin Friedman said of the precisionist...

Wendy Gray 7 July 2018

Women Artists

The Divine Sarah: Sarah Bernhardt, The First Artist Superstar

While we are all familiar with celebrity culture and can recognize all of the Kardashians by their silhouettes, the idea of ‘celebrity’...

Wendy Gray 18 May 2021

Artist Stories

Edvard Munch and The Frieze of Life

By 1902, Edvard Munch’s life had seen a pattern of chaos within his professional life, his health and his love life. While his life had become...

Wendy Gray 17 May 2018