Gender & Art : David Lewry

"This course covers the second part of the Open University Course A216, ART AND ITS HISTORIES (1999). The course was a second level course which was designed for students who were new to the discipline of art history and for those who had a little experience. This was the third section of the course which examines the role of gender difference in the production, consumption and interpretation of works of art. Encompassing European art, architecture and design from the sixteenth century to the present day, it explores the work of women artists and the ways that visual representation by male and female artists may be gendered. The course takes a series of case studies drawn from different historical periods and displaying varying critical approaches. "

Tutor: David Lewry

"David Lewry attended St Martin’s School of Art in London in the 1970s and, after a diverse career, received a First Class Honours Degree in Social History and History of Art with the OU before studying Botanical Illustration at the Eden Project in Cornwall. In 2006 he was awarded a silver medal by the RHS. He runs a number of classes and workshops in and around the Bedford area and has worked at the REC teaching practical art skills and art history. David is an award-winning wildlife artist and member of the United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society. "