Digital image of a portrait  of Marlow Moss standing by a direction post
Digital image of a portrait of Marlow Moss, thought to have been taken by Stefan Nijhoff, A.K.A Stephen Storm
Private collection

This half-day seminar will explore the life and work of Marlow Moss:

Dr Lucy Howarth, art historian and co-curator of the Marlow Moss exhibition currently at Tate St Ives, will be chairing the session and will be presenting on Moss’s work in a British context.

Dr Michael White, Reader in Art History at the University of York and co-curator of Van Doesburg and the International Avant-Garde exhibition at Tate Modern in 2010, will present on Moss’s work in a European context discussing her relationships with Piet Mondrian and other prominent members of the European avant-garde.

Maria Christoforidou, Associate Lecturer at Plymouth University and independent curator, will look at gender in art historical practises and the value of revisiting forgotten female artists in a contemporary context through photographic portraits of Marlow Moss, Claude Cahun, Barbara Hepworth and Hélène Vanel.

Part of the Tate Research Centre: Creative Communities, and alongside the St Ives September Festival.

For more information, call 01736 796 226 or email

This event is related to the exhibition Tate St Ives Summer 2013