Art: The Best Woman Painter

The back rooms at London's Tate gallery are sometimes ignored by art lovers, but those who took the trouble to visit one of them last week found the trip well worth the effort. On display there was the work of Gwen John, elder sister of famed Painter Augustus John, and an artist almost unknown before her death in 1939. Even six years ago, when a memorial show of her work was held in London, the critical reaction was guarded. This time the critics took a second look. Wrote John Russell in the Sunday Times: "The judgment of history . . ....

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