Wonderful drawings from the 20s and 30s

One of my favourite artists from the 20s is Jeanne Mammen. She drew wonderful scenes from nightclubs in the 20s in Berlin, and sketches and paintings which summed up the ambiance of that era and the personalities. Some of my favourites of her work capture scenes from the lesbian nightclubs in Berlin, including this one, below. Wonderful and evocative.

She changed her style a lot throughout her lifetime, constantly developing as an artist. She drew people of all walks of life, without condececension or malice.


These images are great inspiration if you’d like to try life drawing, 20s and 20s style.


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We are a group of 1920s and 1940s enthusiasts providing wonderful vintage hen parties in Cheltenham, London, Oxford, Henley on Thames, Wallingford, and Reading, or we come to you! Choose from: Charleston dance classes 1930s-1940s jazz dance classes Pop Up Afternoon Tea Parties and tea dances with a dance class, a full champagne afternoon tea and our live 1920s jazz or swing pianist Vintage Makeovers and Photoshoots Classic Musicals Hen Party dance class, or singing workshop (or both, for an all singing, all dancing, live life in a musical experience!) Our special, deluxe 1920s Day Out or 1940s Day Out in Cheltenham or Henley incorporating one vintage jazz dance class, one creative workshop (including vintage life drawing or fascinator making), a vintage makeover and photoshoot, afternoon tea, and a 3 course dinner!
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