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Mr. & Mrs. Artists James Russell Wednesday 11 March 2020

On this Special Interest day, James Russell explores couples in art.

Successful artists tend to be driven, so what happens when two of them set up home together?

Focusing on 20th century British art, this colourful lecture explores the lives and careers of notable artist couples, including Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth, and Julian Trevelyan and Mary Fedden. It will quickly become clear that, where artists are concerned, there are few rules. Love inspires creativity but so, sometimes, does the fading of love. One artist may begin in the ascendant only to see the other achieve greater success.

The private lives of artist couples are often startling and never dull, and the paintings and sculpture on show here are glorious. 

The day will follow our usual format of coffee available from 10.00 a.m. followed by two lectures before lunch, with a short break in between, and one lecture after lunch. 

Tickets costing £32.00, which includes coffee and lunch,  are available to members and their friends and family. Contact Jean Jacobi for further details by clicking on the 'contact us' tab and sending an email.