Marion Richardson (1892-1946): when Idea and Expression are one

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    Marion Richardson (1892–1946) is heralded as one of the most influential art educators of the twentieth century. Drawing on Richardson’s published works and her unpublished lectures, this chapter analyses aspects of her ideas and practice during the three significant stages of her career as a teacher, a lecturer at the London Day Training College and an art inspector for London County Council. It focuses in particular on the evolution of the two inter-related aims of her pedagogy as stated in her art curriculum—the development of ‘sincere’ self-expression and the inculcation of aesthetic appreciation in the young. The final part of the chapter considers the strategies and networks of support that that she used to disseminate her methods and establish her authority.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnfolding Creativity
    Subtitle of host publicationBritish Pioneers in Arts Education from 1890 to 1950
    EditorsJohn Howlett, Amy Palmer
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages21
    ISBN (Electronic)9783030757380
    ISBN (Print)9783030757373
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2021

    Publication series

    NamePalgrave Studies in Alternative Education
    PublisherPalgrave macmillan


    • Progressive education
    • Creativity
    • art education


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