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FIRST OF ITS KIND: Museum hosts suffragette’s first-ever solo exhibition

 Published on: 11th January 2024   |   By: Panayiota Demosthenous   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Heath Robinson Museum in Pinner is showcasing the iconic work of British illustrator, toymaker and campaigner for women’s suffrage, Mary V. Wheelhouse.

The exhibition will be the first of its kind, as Mary’s work has never been showcased in a solo exhibition before.

A museum spokesperson said: “Wheelhouse is an artist who, in spite of her significant contributions to the history of British art, has perhaps never received the recognition she deserves.

“Despite a career illustrating books, crafting toys for Liberty and Harrods, and promoting the work of her fellow women artists, Wheelhouse’s work has never been shown in a solo exhibition.”

Mary also helped to found the Artists’ Suffrage League and exhibited with The Women’s International Art Club for many years.

The exhibition will display her vivid and detailed illustrations, as well as the wooden toys she created with fellow artist and suffragette Louise Jacobs.

The exhibition is open until March 24. Entry is included with a museum entry ticket.

Photo credit: Female Artists in History

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