Dorothy Mead, Waterhouse & Dodd, 47 Albemarle Street, London W1, until 13th December 2014
In many ways it really is strange that Dorothy Mead (1928-1975) never had a ‘one-man’ show in her lifetime. As these paintings and drawings from the artist’s estate show she was an accomplished and skilled artist. She had studied under David Bomberg and was a founder member of the Borough Group but even though periodically working as an art teacher struggled financially. Among the casual jobs she undertook she was as a Kentish hop picker, a theatrical costume designer, a cartoon animator and a Lyons waitress.
In this exhibition twenty-five of her works are shown alongside ones by her mentor David Bomberg and fellow pupils including Frank Auerbach, Dennis Creffield, Miles Richmond as well as members of the Borough Group.