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By: Kate | August 09, 2017

Wassily Kandinsky has long been hailed as the first abstract artist but there may be worthy challenger to the title, with the rediscovery of the works of Georgiana Houghton. Born in 1814, Houghton was a Victorian medium who claimed that the spirits of the dead worked through her to produce a number of extraordinary works. She held her first exhibitition in London in 1871, three years before the inaugural Impressionist exhibition in Paris and an astonishing 40 years before Kandinsky's Composition V.


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