Post Impressionism in Britain: The Bloomsbury Painters & Camden Town School

Course Ref: C3747073
Date: 5 meetings on Thursdays starting 13/01/2022. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: Woodley Hill House
Tutor: Sandra Smith
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Fee: £45.00

In 1910 an exhibition called Manet and the Post Impressionists was held in London.  The term Post Impressionist had not been used before and was adopted by the organisers to characterise the work of a varied and exciting selection of artists working in France at the end of the nineteenth century, all of whom had been associated at some time with the Impressionist group.  This exhibition was organised by Roger Fry, an English artists and writer who is also associated with the more literary Bloomsbury Group, whose most famous member was Virginia Woolf.  Fry’s exhibition also influenced a group of painters also based in and around Bloomsbury and Camden Town, led by Walter Richard Sickert.  This younger generation of artists brough colour and an interest in urban subjects into their work.  Artists include Harold Gilman, Charles Ginner and Robert Bevan.  This course will explore these British artists and their response to Post Impressionism in France.

To book a place on this course ring 0300 303 3464 or go to the central WEA website by clicking here.