30 August 1855: Birthday of Evelyn De Morgan, English painter (d. 1919) (Source)

Photo of Evelyn De Morgan (Source)

Evelyn De Morgan (30 August 1855 – 2 May 1919), née Pickering, was an English painter associated early in her career with the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite Movement.[1] Her paintings are figural, foregrounding the female body through the use of spiritual, mythological, and allegorical themes. They rely on a range of metaphors (such as light and darkness, transformation, and bondage) to express what several scholars have identified as spiritualist and feminist content.[2][3][4] She boycotted the Royal Academy and signed the Declaration in Favour of Women’s Suffrage in 1889.[5] Her later works also deal with the themes of war from a pacifist perspective, engaging with conflicts like the Second Boer War and World War I. (Source)

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