April 2021

Masters of America from Copley to Bellows

The Arts Society The Hague
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 20:00
Online Event


Introducing American art of the early modern period.

Introducing American art of the early modern period through the work of its leading masters.  We trace the interaction between American and European art worlds during a period of dynamic change - including the colonial period, the exploration of the western territories and the Civil War.  Finally, we see the growth of a new centre for art: from a place at the periphery of the European art work American would develop a rich and sophisticated art scene by the end of the 19th century.  In the course of this survey we look at the work of some of America's leading artists:  including John Singleton Copley, Frederic Edwin Church, Mary Cassatt and George Bellows.


Dr Kathy McLauchlan

A lecturer specialising in 19th-century art history, I am currently a course director at the Victoria & Albert Museum, organising courses and study days on the history of art and design. I teach at several institutions, including Art Pursuits. I am a graduate of Oxford University and the Courtauld Institute, with a PhD on French 19th-century painters in Rome. I am available for both individual lectures and study days. In addition to the subjects on my page I can cover:
• Sketch and Finish in 19th-century French Painting
• Montmartre fin de siècle
• Mucha and the Slav Epic
• America and the Sublime Landscape