Women at Work

1900 to now
Women at Work: 1900 to now
Publisher: National Portrait Gallery
Dimensions: 28 x 22 cm
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781855145689
£ 29.95

Women at Work: 1900 to Now reveals the research and new acquisitions from the National Portrait Gallery and CHANEL Culture Fund project, Reframing Narratives: Women in Portraiture. This hardcover book showcases a selection of 123 women from 1900 to the present day who have made significant contributions historically, culturally, socially and academically in Britain and beyond.


Their fascinating and sometimes untold stories are illustrated with artworks from the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection, new acquisitions and commissions supported by the CHANEL Culture Fund, and rare archival images. Sitters include Bernardine Evaristo, Margot Fonteyn, Mo Mowlam, Beatrix Potter, Zadie Smith, Amy Winehouse, Virginia Woolf and Malala Yousafzai.


Edited by Flavia Frigeri, Chanel Curator for the Collection. Author of Women Artists: Art Essentials (T&H, 2019) and Pop Art: Art Essentials (T&H, 2018) and co-editor of New Histories of Art in the Global Postwar Era: Multiple Modernisms (Routledge, 2021).


With Essays by Emma Chapman and Alice Rawsthorn