March 2020

How Pleasant to Know Edward Lear

Welcome to the Arts Society North Lincolnshire
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 13:30
Oaklands Hotel
Barton St Laceby DN37 7LE

Tim Stimson gives an illustrated lecture on Edward Lear.


Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense has never been out of print, but what isn’t realised often is that he made his living producing topographical watercolours of great delicacy. “A man of original and versatile genius”: ornithologist, diarist, musician, traveller- this warm and delightful human-being expressed his simple philosophy through timeless humour. An illustrated lecture focussing on his biography with quotations from his writings throughout.



Mr Tim Stimson

Tim's involvement in art began with the practical; for a number of years he was a professional painter and ceramicist in Scotland and Wales, before returning to university to study literature and the history of art, then training to teach adults. For the last 20 years he has been a freelance cultural art historian, specialising in 17th and 19th century art and society. He now lectures for the universities of Cambridge, Nottingham and Hull; the WEA, the Art Fund and presents residential study courses in Britain and Europe. He has recently completed a month long lecture tour of Western Australia.