Fri, May 13|
Whittaker Suite, The Old Town Hall
Walter Sickert and the 'modernisation of British art'
Assistant to Whistler & friend to Degas, Sicker acted as a conduit for Impressionism. He was influential as an artist, writer & teacher, and the sense of unease and intrigue in his art many identify as a particular characteristic in British art. More info below
Time & Location
May 13, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+1
Whittaker Suite, The Old Town Hall, Whittaker Ave, Richmond TW9 1TP, UK
About the Event
Walter Sickert (1860-1942) played a crucial role in the ‘modernisation’ of art in Britain. As assistant to Whistler and friend to Degas he acted as a conduit for Impressionism and through the New English Art Club and the creation of the Camden Town Group he was influential as artist, writer and teacher. His was an art of the everyday and his subjects often create a sense of unease and intrigue which many identify as a particular characteristic in British art.
Tate Britain will be hosting an exhibition of his work from 28 th April to 18 th September 2022 and this will be the largest retrospective of Sickert’s work at the Tate for more than sixty years.
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These lectures will be delivered as Hybrid (both in person and online) lectures. Should you chose to join in person, please come to:
Richmond Old Town Hall, Whittaker Suite
Whittaker Ave, Richmond TW9 1TP
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