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Upcoming Exhibition: Ellen Terry: The Painter’s Actress (10 June to 9 November 2014) Watts Gallery, UK

Re-blogged from Kimberly Eve Musings of a Writer


Watts Gallery a museum in the heart of Surrey in England is the location of this Ellen Terry exhibit. The gallery was built upon the request of the artist himself, G.F. Watts to serve as a work space for fellow artists. G.F. Watts was the husband of a young teenage British nineteenth century theatre actress Ellen Terry who is depicted in Watts’ painting above, ‘choosing.’  The gallery describes this exhibit, ‘Ellen Terry: The Painter’s Actress will be the first exhibition to explore how the influence of Britain’s most famous Victorian actress reached beyond the stage to inspire generations of visual artists. Bringing together paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and film – including material rarely or never previously exhibited – the show will trace Ellen Terry’s journey from emerging teenage starlet to cultural icon.’ I wish they would have decided upon a more apt exhibition title. I mean she was so much more than ‘The Painter’s Actress’ unless of course you are referring only to her years as Mrs. Watts!  Not only will this exhibit be at Watts Gallery it is also happening as part of The Guildford Summer Festival.

Read original: Kimberly Eve Musings of a Writer: Upcoming Exhibition: Ellen Terry: The Painter’s Actress (10 June to 9 November 2014) Watts Gallery, UK.

A Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving and their Remarkable Families

The Story of My Life: Recollections and Reflections (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)


3 comments on “Upcoming Exhibition: Ellen Terry: The Painter’s Actress (10 June to 9 November 2014) Watts Gallery, UK

  1. First Night Design

    Reblogged this on First Night Design.


  2. Kimberly Eve

    Hi there, and thank you for re-blogging my post on the Ellen Terry exhibit. Much appreciated and glad I’ve found your site!

    Liked by 1 person

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