Stanislawa Bevan (née de Karlowska)(1876-1952), Painter; wife of Robert Polhill Bevan
Sitter in 2 portraits
Polish-born painter; Stanislawa de Karlowska trained at the Académie Julian in Paris from 1896. A painter of townscapes, interiors and still-lifes, her work combined a modernist concentration on colour and form with elements of Polish folk art. Although she was closely associated with both the Fitzroy Street and Camden Town groups, as a woman she was not eligible for membership of either. In 1914, however, she was elected a member of the London Group, with whom she exhibited for many decades. During her first decade in England (from 1900) she exhibited with the Women's International Art Club, the New English Art Club and the Allied Artists' Association. Although now well represented in British public collections, she sold relatively few works in her lifetime and her achievements were often overshadowed by those of her husband, Robert Bevan.