May 2018

Great Twentieth Art Collectors; Public benefactors or Robber Barons?

Welcome to The Arts Society Knole
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 13:45
Sevenoaks Community Centre
Otford Road Sevenoaks TN14 5DN

This lecture looks into private collectors and the art they acquired.

The core of most of the great public art collections come from private collectors.  This talk looks into some of these collectors and the art they acquired, often via colourful, adventurous and sometimes scandalous dealings with artists and dealers.  Collectors will include :  Isabella Stuart Gardner, Henry Clay Frick, Albert Barnes, Peggy Guggenheim, Gertrude Stein and Charles Saatchi.


Mr John Iddon

Lecturer and Guide at both Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Ran an MA course in Heritage Interpretation at St Mary's University College. Has lectured freelance to numerous art societies, to the National Trust and the Peggy Guggenheim Gallery in Venice. Lectures on art for cruises. In 2012, he wrote the new guidebook to the newly opened Strawberry Hill.