Louise Jopling's Art School and the Slade Model

de Montfort, P. (2017) Louise Jopling's Art School and the Slade Model. Association for Art History Annual Conference, Loughborough, UK, 6-8 April 2017. (Unpublished)

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This paper considered the options available to the female student in London desirous of an art training comparable to the French inspired Slade model during the period 1870-1914. The paper presented a case study of Louise Jopling's art school for women, c. 1887 -1914, highlighting the progressive nature of its teaching, presided over by a Paris trained woman artist of professional stature. Only Sophia Beale ran an art school along comparable lines, advertising herself as a pupil of Alphonse-Paul Bellay and James-Elie Delaunay. However, while Beale ran her school near Regent’s Park for many years through the 1880s and 90s, it does not seem to have acquired the same prominence and social cachet as Jopling’s school. Moreover, while many private art schools and clubs offered life drawing classes by this time, few offered the kind of integrated education in art and design to which Jopling aspired and which opened up routes to employment for women.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:de Montfort, Dr Patricia
Authors: de Montfort, P.
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art

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