The progressive Birmingham School–the country’s first municipal art school–trained women in the fine and applied arts at the end of the 19th century. These artists built upon Pre-Raphaelite influences to define an identifiable Birmingham style, often launching successful careers.
This exhibition features book (and book-related) illustrations from a range of artists including Celia Levetus, Georgie Gaskin, and Mary Newill. Supported by Winterbourne House and Garden, the Cadbury Research Library, and the EDACS 19th-century Centre, the exhibition was partly curated by 3rd-year English students from the University of Birmingham’s Nineteenth Century Centre
The exhibition is open daily and standard admission charges applies (free for University of Birmingham staff and students)