Invisible Lives

The remarkable life of Doris Hatt : Revolutionary Artist

June 04, 2019 Season 1 Episode 4
Invisible Lives
The remarkable life of Doris Hatt : Revolutionary Artist
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Invisible Lives
The remarkable life of Doris Hatt : Revolutionary Artist
Jun 04, 2019 Season 1 Episode 4
Simon Shaw
A poignant last wish begs for recognition of an overlooked great artist. But what dark secrets in Cold War Britain was Doris Hatt hiding?
Show Notes

In one of England's gentle back waters a radical woman brought revolutionary ideas causing alarm back in the 1930's. Feminist, Communist and Modernist artist, Doris Hatt shook the establishment in the sleepy seaside town of Clevedon. But just what was being hatched inside her political hothouse meetings which saw some of Britain's most outspoken agitators and, later, Soviet spies in attendance? This segment lifts the lid on a talented artist who paid a heavy price for her political views despite the best efforts of her life partner, Margery, to save her from obscurity.