Helmsley Decorative and Fine Arts Society - 'Poet in Paint: The Art and Life of Paul Nash (1889-1946)'

Lecturer - David Haycock 

David Haycock read Modern History at the University of Oxford, and has an MA in the History of Art. He is the author of a number of books, has lectured widely at galleries and museums in the UK and is now a freelance writer and lecturer. Paul Nash was one of the most important British artists of the eye twentieth century, and one who united the pastoral and mystical tradition embodied by English artists such as William Blake and Samuel Palmer, with the modern European movements of Futurism, Surrealism and Abstraction. Based on the lecturer’s books Paul Nash (2002) and A Crisis of Brilliance (2009), this lecture explores Nash’s life, from his discovery of the English landscape as a young boy, through his artistic education at the Slade, to his experiences as an official war artist in both World Wars

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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