Curator Conv Modern Women Artists

Art at Noon: The Ladies of the Red Rose and Cogslea
Wednesday, April 20th 12:00 to 1:00 PM
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Nicknamed “The Red Rose Girls” by their illustration teacher Howard Pyle (1853—1911), artists Violet Oakley (1874-1961), Elizabeth Shippen Green (1871—1954), and Jessie Willcox Smith (1863—1935) improved their social positions by banding together in a communal household at the Red Rose Inn in Villanova and at Cogslea in Mount Airy. At the time, the notion of "separate spheres" for men and women tended to exclude women artists from professional status. The genius of these artists is that they made their "separate sphere" an advantage.

Learn about these three inspiring artists' beginnings as young professionals making their way in a man’s world. This whirlwind lecture with scholar Patricia Likos Ricci will illustrate how these ladies of the Red Rose achieved fame and fortune by living together, for the most part harmoniously, at the beginning of the twentieth century

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Wednesday April 20
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Come enjoy discussions and lectures with scholars and artists covering a variety of topics related to PAFA’s exhibitions, collections, and areas of interest.
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The Ladies of the Red Rose and Cogslea:
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