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Poet in Paint : The Art and Life of Paul Nash 1889 – 1946

Thu 3rd Apr 2025 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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"THE MENIN ROAD BY PAUL NASH" by summonedbyfells is licensed under CC BY 2.0.


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Paul Nash was one of the most important British artists of the twentieth century, and one who united the pastoral and mystical tradition embodied by English artists such as William Blake and Samuel Palmer, with the modern European movements of Futurism, Surrealism and Abstraction. Based on the lecturer’s books Paul Nash (2002) and A Crisis of Brilliance (2009), this lecture explores Nash’s life, from his discovery of the English landscape as a young boy, through his artistic education at the Slade, to his experiences as an official war artist in both World Wars

Lecturer: David Haycock

Dr. David Boyd Haycock is an established freelance art historian and curator. He is best known for his 2009 book, A Crisis of Brilliance: Five Young British Artists and the Great War, and the subsequent exhibition he curated at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Educated at the University of Oxford, and a former curator at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, he is a specialist in British art and culture in the period 1860 to 1940. His latest books include a new biography of the young Augustus John, and a new biography of the equestrian painter Lucy Kemp-Welch. An Arts Society lecturer since 2011, he is based in Oxford.


Thu 3rd Apr 2025
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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