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    Collection: Drawings and Papers of Felicia Browne (UK, Germany, France, Spain: 1925–1936)

    Description: Sketches and correspondence of the British artist Felicia Browne (1904-1936). Browne studied at the Slade Art School in the U.K., then in Berlin, Germany, followed by studies at Goldsmiths College in London, U.K. She lived in Berlin, Germany, then traveled to the Soviet Union in 1931. During the years, her work became increasingly anti-fascist. She volunteered in a militia unit in Barcelona to participate in the Spanish War. In 1936, she was killed in action under heavy fire when trying to save other combatants. Felicia Browne became the first British volunteer to be killed in the Spanish Civil War. Her letters in this collection date from the period 1935–1936 and largely concern her decision to drive to France with a companion and from there continue to war-torn Spain.

    Archive address: Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, UK

    Reference number: TGA 201023

    Links: Access the Tate Archive HERE.

    Publications: Buchanan, Tom. “The Lost Art of Felicia Browne.” History Workshop Journal, Vol. 54, No. 1, Autumn 2002, pp. 180–201.

    Contributor: Sirpa Salenius

    Felicia Browne (1904–1936). Black and white photograph of Felicia Browne holding a child [c.1936]. 87 × 134 mm, TGA 201023/3/1. Photo © Tate. Mention CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported).