LOVER, TEACHER, MUSE…OR RIVAL? COUPLES IN MODERN BRITISH ART
Welcome to The Arts Society Tarporley
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 13:30
The Community Centre 113a High St Tarporley CW6 0AY
Successful artists are not always the easiest people to live with, so what happens when two of them live together? A glimpse behind the scenes.
Who does the housework? Who gets the glory? Successful artists are not always the easiest people to live with, so what happens when two of them live together? Looking at notable artist couples like Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, this colourful lecture offers a glimpse behind the scenes... THIS IS A 'DONATION LECTURE' TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF OUR YOUNG ARTS PROJECTS.
James Russell studied History at Pembroke College, Cambridge, but was galvanized into writing about art by a lengthy stint selling contemporary paintings and sculpture in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A passionate advocate of 20th century painting and design, he writes and lectures widely. His books include the popular 4-volume series Ravilious in Pictures, about British watercolourist and designer Eric Ravilious (1903-42), and other titles devoted to Paul Nash, Peggy Angus, Edward Bawden and Edward Seago. He curated the 2015 exhibition Ravilious at Dulwich Picture Gallery and has lectured all over the country, from Rye to Glasgow and from the V&A to the Royal West of England Academy.