The School of London – mid to late 20th century British Art

Jenny Vuglar
Victoria Hall
Tuesday 10.30am-4pm

27 June: 10.30am-4pm
Members:  £50. Non-members: £60
Concessions: £10 (call the office 020 8340 3343)

The label, ‘The School of London’ was retrospectively applied in 1976 to a loose grouping of artists working in London in the mid – late 20th Century.  The artists, R. B. Kitaj, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud, Leon Kossoff, Michael Andrews and (occasionally) David Hockney were grouped together because they were figurative artists in a time of abstraction.  They all worked in London and had various bonds of friendship that gave the label a certain validity.  We will look at the divergent influences and relationships, the way their work developed and think about the continuing validity of the label.

Last year saw a number of centennial exhibitions of Lucien Freud’s work and this year the Hastings Contemporary Gallery is showing Kossoff and Soutine as a paired exhibition.

No previous knowledge is necessary.  The course is for anyone interested in mid to late 20th century British Art.

The session will be a lecture with class discussion based on Power Point images of the artists’ work.

A slide list will be provided, together with a bibliography