January 2020

Angelica Kauffman: An Artist in 18th Century England

Welcome to The Arts Society Beverley
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 10:30
The Willerby Manor Hotel, 30 Well Lane
Willerby Hull HU10 6ER

We take a look at the successful career in London of the Swiss Neoclassical painter, Angelica Kaufmann.

Although born in Switzerland, Angelica Kauffman went on to become a great British Neo-Classical artist, with a reputation equal to her male contemporaries in an age that rarely recognised women in this field. This lecture will look at her training and early paintings, and the influence on Kauffman of Italian painting and the great Renaissance masters, not to mention Dutch painting. The lecture will also look at how her work was received by the critics of her day and beyond.


Mr Leslie Primo

Holds a BA in Art History and an MA in Renaissance Studies from Birkbeck College, University of London. Was Visiting Lecturer in Art History at the University of Reading in 2005 and 2007, and gives lectures and guided tours, plus special talks, at both the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery. Also lectures at the City Literary Institute, and has presented a series of talks at the National Maritime Museum and the Courtauld Institute.