FROM VENICE TO SHEFFIELD – JOHN RUSKIN’S PASSION FOR ARTS, CRAFT AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
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Monday, February 11, 2019 - 20:00
Putney Leisure Centre Dryburgh Road Putney SW15 1BL
A lecture celebrating the life of the visionary Victorian John Ruskin
A lecture celebrating the life of the visionary Victorian John Ruskin, who, as writer, teacher, artist, collector, patron and critic, was perhaps the most complete polymath of the 19th century. Concern about the negative impacts of C19th industrialisation led to him founding the Guild of St George (1871), a charity for arts, crafts and the rural economy. He donated a collection of art, books and minerals for public display and education in Sheffield.
THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER
Mr Simon Seligman
Studied art and architectural history at Warwick University, including a semester in Venice. Also Graduate of the Attingham Summer school. From 1991 until 2010, worked at Chatsworth, in a variety of roles, latterly as Head of Communications. Has lectured about Chatsworth, the Devonshire Collection and associated topics, throughout the UK and on several US tours (including the Metropolitan Museum and the National Gallery of Art). Gave numerous public presentations and interviews with the late Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire. Alongside his lecturing, working part time for John Ruskin’s charity the Guild of St George, a trustee of three arts festivals, and a Life Coach in private practice.