Only the Lonely

BRUCE CLARKE

(1959)

South Africa / United Kingdom

 

Only the Lonely

(Emmy Pankhurst)

 

70 x 50

Watercolour & Collage on Paper

2018

Emmeline Pankhurst was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. In 1999 Time named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating "she shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back".

 

She was widely criticised for her militant tactics - often violent - but her work is recognised as a crucial element in achieving women's suffrage in the United Kingdom.