19th and 20th century female artists of Britain & Ireland
This talk story by Grant Ford looks at female artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. He will discuss the difficulties of becoming a successful female painter in both Britain and Ireland during both centuries and he will look at some of the extraordinary, innovative and creative paintings and works of art that were produced by these incredible women. Of particular note will be narrative paintings from the 19th century that illustrate poverty, domestic life, industrialisation and social divide.
THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER
Mr Grant Ford
Grant is an Independent Fine Art Advisor, Private Curator and Representative. His eponymous company is based in Marlborough. Grant is a senior paintings specialist for BBC's Antique Roadshow in the UK and is particularly well known in the field of Victorian, Pre-Raphaelitism, Irish, Scottish, Sporting and European Art. He was responsible for Sotheby’s Victorian Art Department (2001-2016), as well as being a Senior Director and Head of British & Irish Art Post 1850. Grant spent 30 years at Sotheby’s and now represents a number of prestigious family collections. He is also a regular guest lecturer in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and elsewhere and has written extensively for multiple publications.