(1878-1946, USA)

Despite modest origins, Bush left a career in dentistry to become one of America’s most feted visionary art makers. Her well-appointed marriage to an industrialist led her to exhibit at London and New York’s most celebrated galleries. Her epic monochromatic oils spoke from beyond the veil - as well as to the likes of Harry Houdini and New York Times critic Edward Alden Jewell, who subsequently wrote the introduction to her posthumous novel, They.