A third visit to The Stanley Picker House and Gallery in Kingston has been arranged for September 17th. Stanley Picker was born in New York in 1913 and he came to England in 1935 to manage his family’s cosmetic business. Shortly after arriving in England he began collecting art, amassing a large and important collection by the time of his death in 1982. In 1968 he commissioned Kenneth Wood to design his house and garden gallery to display his collection which included works by Rodin, Fink, Derain, Moore, Epstein, Chagall, Sutherland and Lowry. The visit starts at 11.00am and lasts for two hours during which coffee will be served. The visit is limited to 12 Friends and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis when booking at The Lightbox Reception.
Parking is restricted to six cars so Friends may have to share transport. Friends going on the visit will be contacted about travel arrangements. Details of how to get to the House and conditions to be observed by visitors are available at The Lightbox Reception.
This Friends event has now closed.