Annie Louisa Swynnerton (1844-1933) was a British painter best known for her portrait and symbolist works, but who was also a capable landscape artist. She studied at Manchester School of Art, Académie Julian, and in Rome. John Singer Sargent appreciated her work and helped her to become the first elected woman member at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1922. She was married to sculptor Joseph Swynnerton, and they lived together in Rome. Swynnerton was a close friend of leading suffragists of the day, notably the Pankhurst family.
She was much influenced by George Frederic Watts, and many of her subjects were of the allegorical or symbolic type which was his forte. An example of one of her allegorical works is The Sense of Sight, which depicts an earth-visiting angel who finds and connects to heaven using her vision. Her drawing was solid, and she had a sculptural grasp of form allied to fresh, broken colour displaying affinities with Impressionism. Her works also incorporated aspects of Neoclassicism and Pre-Raphaelitism.
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