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In all other respects arrangements would be as they are now, so we would still have all the advantages we have at present. We intend to try this at the 14 August meeting, and hope that you will come and give your verdict afterwards on what we think will prove to be a very successful compromise.

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LECTURE Wednesday 14 August

JOHN RUSSELL - AN AUSTRALIAN IMPRESSIONIST

Lecturer Lucrezia Walker


Born in Sydney, Australia, Russell moved to Europe in his late teenage years to attend art school. Known as the lost Impressionist, he was a friend of Van Gogh and an artist regarded by Rodin as equal to Monet, Renoir and Matisse.

Lucrezia Walker is a regular lecturer at the National Gallery. For the Tate Gallery's Development department she speaks to their corporate sponsors in their offices and at their private receptions in both Tates. She teaches US undergraduates on their Study Abroad semesters in London. She was Lay Canon for the Visual Arts at St Paul's Cathedral 2010-2014.


MOVE TO LOUNGE SAVES COSTS

As many of you have already heard we have been researching ways to save money in order to keep our Society solvent.

Various alternative venues which were cheaper and gave similar accommodation were inspected, but none had the range of facilities that we enjoy at the Winston Churchill Theatre.

The General Manager of Hillingdon Theatres was consulted and he made the following suggestion, which your Committee felt was well worth trying as it means a minimum of change for us all.

Instead of using the Auditorium for the lecture, the seating would be laid out in the Lounge area, where the atmosphere would be similar to that at the Golf Club.



Lounge exterior,

 Winston Churchill Theatre

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani 1884 – 1920 was an Italian Jewish painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France.

He is known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterized by elongation of faces, necks, and figures that were not received well during his lifetime but later found acceptance.

Modigliani spent his youth in Italy, where he studied the art of antiquity and the Renaissance. In 1906 he moved to Paris, where he came into contact with such artists as Pablo Picasso and Constantin Brâncuși. By 1912 Modigliani



Julian Halsby studied History of Art at Cambridge. Formerly Senior Lecturer and Head of Department at Croydon College of Art.

Publications include Venice - the Artist's Vision, The Art of Diana Armfield RA, Dictionary of Scottish Painters, A Hand to Obey the Demon's Eye, Scottish Watercolours 1740-1940, A Private View - David Wolfers and the New Grafton Gallery.

Interviews artists for the Artist Magazine and is a member of the International Association of Art Critics and The Critics  

 

Circle. A practising artist, he was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists in 1994 and appointed Keeper in 2010.

was exhibiting highly stylized sculptures with Cubists of the Section d'Or group at the Salon d'Automne.

LECTURE Wednesday 11 Sept MODIGLIANI & BOHEMIAN PARIS 1906-1920 Lecturer Julian Halsby