Professor Frances Spalding CBE is an art historian, critic, and biographer who has written extensively on twentieth century British art. She is the author of biographies on Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, and Duncan Grant and wrote ‘Dance Till the Stars Come Down’ (1991) about the life of John Minton. Currently a Fellow of Art History at Clare Hall, Cambridge, and recently Editor of the Burlington Magazine, in this talk Frances will tell the story of John Minton, the inspirational artist, teacher, and book illustrator. A bohemian, his deep melancholy was for the most part kept hidden behind a euphoric generosity and a wild restlessness, until embittered, he took his own life, aged 39.
Advance booking required. Talks last for approximately 45 minutes with a short time for questions.
Tuesday 31 January 2017, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
£6 Adults | £4 Friends
Image: John Minton (1917-1957), ‘The Hop Pickers’, 1945 © The John Minton Estate
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