Suffrage Atelier was an artists' collective campaigning for women's suffrage in England. It was founded in February 1909 by Laurence Housman, Clemence Housman and Alfred Pearse. Clemence was a writer, illustrator, and wood engraver, and her brother Laurence was a fantasy writer.
The Atelier, which became a major political entity, accepted as its members women who were professional illustrators in some form. It also encouraged non-professional artists to submit work, and paid them a small percentage of the profits. It ran printmaking workshops and held competitions. The Suffrage Atelier's policy was to produce only what could be quickly reproduced and circulated. Clemence Housman was a well respected member of the WSPU, so much of the production of the Suffrage Atelier was distributed in the WSPU store chains and national newspaper.
The Suffrage Ateliers had a large body of subscribers that included both men and non-professionals. Subscribers were encouraged to submit fine art, poster and post card designs, craft work, and donations. Subscribers also helped organize pageants and exhibitions.
- List of suffragists and suffragettes
- List of women's rights activists
- Timeline of women's suffrage
- Women's suffrage in the United Kingdom
- Women's suffrage publications
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