ERO Presents: Rosemary Rutherford - stained glass, frescos and war artistry

A little known, mid-twentieth century artist working in glass, paint and a one-off unique fresco.

Join speaker Dr Catherine Pearson as she talks about Rosemary Rutherford.

Rosemary Rutherford (1912-72) showed artistic promise from an early age. She attended Chelmsford Art School in the early 1930s, and went on to study at the Slade School of Art and Westminster School of Art. From the 1930s onwards, Rosemary was invited to exhibit her paintings alongside important contemporary artists such as Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and John Piper.

The outbreak of the Second World War led Rosemary to depict life on the home front in Essex and she created a fresco in Broomfield Church as a visual representation of spiritual hope in difficult times.

Event details


October 3, 2023


10:30am - 12:00pm



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For the whole family


Essex Record Office

Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex, England, CM2 6YT

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