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Art in the Archives: Gallery 1: Figures

This gallery contains artworks from collections in our care which represent the human figure in various ways. They include:

  • a Japanese beauty who somehow found her way into the Shipping Federation archive (she is a 'poster girl' for the on-site exhibition);
  • an illustration from an alien internment camp alamanac (see Art in Adversity in this exhibition for more);
  • sketches by William Henry Stokes (1894-1977), trade unionist and communist of Coventry;
  • children's drawings from the papers of Frances Moira MacLean, who was involved with a charity supporting children visiting prisons.

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