Florence Eliza Haig(1855-1952), Painter and suffragette
Artist associated with 1 portrait
Artist and Suffragette, Florence joined the Women's Social and Political Union and founded an Edinburgh branch with her sister Evelyn in 1907. The painter was arrested and imprisoned for six weeks following the 'pantechnicon raid' of 11th February 1908. Drawing comparisons with the myth of the Trojan Horse, during the raid, a van entered the grounds of the House of Commons filled with campaigners who jumped attempting to gain entry into the Commons. In 1912, Florence was given a four month sentence for smashing windows during the window smashing campaign on Oxford Street. After going on hunger strike in protest, she was released four days later. In 1934 she became a member of the Society of Women Artists.