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Olive Leared (née Hockin)

(1881-1936), Suffragette; Artist

Sitter in 2 portraits
Author, artist and suffragette, Leared attended the Slade and exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Society for Women Artists. She was imprisoned for four months in 1913 for bomb attacks at the home of Prime Minister David Lloyd George. Papers with Leared's address were found at the scene of the attack and wire cutters and paraffin were later found at her home during a raid. In prison she agreed not to go on hunger strike on the condition that she could continue to create art. During World War I, she became a farm labourer and recounted her experiences in the book Two Girls on the Land: Wartime on a Dartmoor Farm, published in 1918.

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'Surveillance Photograph of Militant Suffragettes', by Criminal Record Office - NPG x132846

'Surveillance Photograph of Militant Suffragettes'

by Criminal Record Office
silver print mounted onto identification sheet, 1914
On display at Killerton, Exeter
NPG x132846

Olive Leared (née Hockin), by Criminal Record Office - NPG x45550

Olive Leared (née Hockin)

by Criminal Record Office
silver print mounted onto identification sheet, 1914
NPG x45550

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