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LECTURE: CREATING A SPLASH – THE ST IVES SOCIETY OF ARTISTS – KENNET DFAS
20 February 2017 @ 10:55 am - 11:59 pm
KENNET DECORATIVE AND FINE ARTS SOCIETY
|CREATING A SPLASH: THE ST IVES SOCIETY OF ARTISTS (1927-1952)
|Lecture by DAVID TOVEY
|At theÂ Ellendune Centre Wroughton at 10.55am Monday, 20 February 2017. Visitors as always are very welcome. Coffee is served from 10 00am
|This lecture tells of how the Society has transformed the St Ives art colony from being moribund in 1927 into a run-away success with over seventy works a year by members being hung at the Royal Academy.
By 1930 most artists of repute, who had at some juncture lived, worked or studied in Cornwall, had joined the society and, during the period covered by the talk, it boasted fourteen Royal Academicians amongst its membership. After the war, the Society continued to be successful until representational art went out of fashion.
The lecturer: David Tovey read lawÂ at Pembroke College, Oxford. He returned to University in 1996 to read History of Art and is now an independent art historian specialising in Cornish Art.
|Please note that the AGM of the Kennet DFAs will take place on Monday 20th and will begin at 10 30am. It will precede the Lecture.