Rosemary Rutherford: War Artist and Designer

  • Dates: 7 March 2024, 17:30 - 18:30
  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Online
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Rosemary Rutherford, war artist painting in front of a group of people

About this event

Rosemary Rutherford (1912-1972) was a prolific artist who spent much of her life in Essex. Rosemary became a war artist, depicting the Second World War at home and abroad, and later a renowned designer of stained glass windows. Catherine Pearson will explore her life and work and introduce the Rutherford Project at Broomfield Church. The Church holds an important collection of Rosemary’s work, which is currently being conserved as part of a National Lottery Heritage Fund project to restore the church tower and spire and provide a space for contemplation, art, and well-being.

Catherine Pearson read history at King’s College, London, and completed her MA and PhD at University College London. Her publications include E.J. Rudsdale’s Journals of Wartime Colchester and Museums in the Second World War: Curators, Culture and Change. She has previously worked at the Institute of Historical Research and the Museum of London and currently works at Anglia Ruskin University.

  • Dates: 7 March 2024, 17:30 - 18:30
  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Online
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