What to see this week: sell­ing ex­hi­bi­tions

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Four ex­hi­bi­tions at The Fine Art So­ci­ety, 148, New Bond Street, Lon­don W1, Fe­bru­ary 6–28 (020–7629 5116; www.the­fin­eart­so­ci­ety.com) ex­am­ine the role and sta­tus of women artists from the early 1900s to the present day. A ret­ro­spec­tive of the Bri­tish painter known as Gluck (Han­nah Gluck­stein, 1895– 1978) is in Gallery 1. ‘Women Artists: A Con­ver­sa­tion’ fea­tures 12 con­tem­po­rary artists who have re­sponded to Gluck’s legacy—among them Jen­nifer Dur­rant, Vanessa Jackson, An­nie Ke­vans, Eileen Cooper and Cathie Pilk­ing­ton. ‘Mod­ern Bri­tish Women’ presents the work of both cel­e­brated and lesser-known artists work­ing through­out the 20th cen­tury, in­clud­ing Dora Car­ring­ton, Vanessa Bell and El­iz­a­beth Frink. ‘Ethel Gabain—life Stud­ies’ com­prises lith­o­graphs by Ethel Gabain (1883–1950), in­clud­ing some done in the 1940s as an of­fi­cial war artist. All but ‘Gluck’ are sell­ing ex­hi­bi­tions.

Heads at Ab­bott and Holder, 30, Mu­seum Street, Lon­don WC1, un­til Fe­bru­ary 11 (www.ab­bot­tand­holder.co.uk;

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