Helmsley Decorative and Fine Arts Society - 'How Pleasant to Know Edward Lear'

Lecturer: Tim Stimson

Tim Stimson was a professional painter and ceramicist before returning to University to study literature and the history of art and training to teach adults.  He is a freelance art historian and lectures widely at Universities and the Art Fund and NADFAS. Edward Lear’s “Book of Nonsense” has never been out of print, but what isn’t realised often is that he made his living producing topographical watercolours of great delicacy. “A man of original and versatile genius”: ornithologist, diarist, musician, traveller- this warm and delightful human being expressed his simple philosophy through timeless humour. This illustrated lecture will focus on his biography with quotations from his writing throughout.


Monthly lectures on many topics, all at Helmsley Arts Centre Oct – July. To become a member: £45 per year for 9 lectures or for an individual lecture: £10. Please ring Rowena Godfrey on 01439 770617

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