Friends who have not already been on one our visits to The Stanley Picker House and Gallery near Kingston should book early for the tour arranged for Thursday 18 May 2017. It is an amazing house set in a large garden with a view of London. The garden has a large gallery full of priceless paintings as does the house. We are very lucky to have the opportunity to see this little-known gem.
Stanley Picker was born in New York in 1913 and after completing his education he came to England in 1935 to manage his family’s cosmetics business, which he did with great success. Shortly after arriving in England he began to collect art, building by the time of his death in 1982 a magnificent and eclectic collection. He commissioned Kenneth Wood in 1968 to design his house and the garden gallery to house part of his collection which includes works by Rodin, Frink, Derain, Moore, Epstein, Chagall, Sutherland and Lowry.
Unfortunately there are no facilities at the Gallery and parking is limited to six places so Friends will have to share transport. There is no parking in the street. Valerie Marsen will co-ordinate and people offering or wanting transport should email Valerie on firstname.lastname@example.org . Details of how to get to the Gallery will be emailed to Friends once booking are complete. The visit is limited to 12 Friends and booking will be on a first-come, first-served basis when booking. The tour will last approximately two hours.
Thursday 18 May 2017, 2.00pm
£15 Friends ticket
When booking a Friends ticket, you will need to enter the three digit Friends number found on your special green Friends Annual Pass. Please note that only one discounted ticket may be booked per Friend.
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