The Victorian Vision: British Artists

‘The Victorian Vision: 19th Century British Artists & How Art Changed’.

From Constable and Turner to Gwen John, art went through great changes. Landscape views, the sketch and portraits became acceptable (e.g. GF Watts’ portrait of William Morris) as did women artists in their own right.

New galleries (National founded in 1824, National Portrait 1856 and Tate 1897) opened their doors to new avant-garde artists like the Pre-Raphaelites and Whistler. These galleries were and still are free, bringing culture to the public. Working class subjects such as poverty, work and even strikes began to be portrayed (Fildes, Crowe, Dore, Herkomer).

GF Watts’ portrait of William Morris Wikimedia Commons

The speaker Jef Page worked in the National Gallery for 25 years, is an experienced free-lance gallery guide and lecturer in art history, and much else. He is President of Ilford Historical Society,

The News From Nowhere Club invites historical societies in east/northeast London to come to this meeting with their programme leaflets to share with everyone . The meeting is open to all; no booking, just turn up.

St John’s Church Hall, next to the church beside Matalan, High Road Leytonstone E11 1HH.

Leytonstone tube, exit left, two minute walk
Overground: Leytonstone High Road, turn left, ten minute walk
Buses 66, 145, 257, W13, W14, W15, W19
Disabled access / car park in front of church / bikes can be brought in

Free entry. Funding is by Donations/Raffle/Voluntary Membership £5 a year

7.30pm Buffet (please bring an item if you can: vegetarian or vegan only).
No entry before 7.30pm please.
8.00pm Talk and discussion till 10pm, then back to buffet

Quiet children welcome

You can phone to confirm the talk will be as shown.

A News from Nowhere Club event