Wednesday 19 April 2017 at 7.00 pm
Waterstones Bookshop, 203-206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD
The influence of William Blake and Samuel Palmer on British artists of the inter-war years
Late in his lifetime, Blake inspired a small coterie of artists, The Ancients, and Samuel Palmer in particular; a century on, however, his art influenced a Neo-Romantic envisioning that flourished through the inter-war years.
This evening we’ll explore woodcuts, drawings and paintings by Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland, Cecil Collins and others who sought the spirit and mystery of the British landscape.
Dr M L Banting has a background in Russian Studies and Women’s Studies, and has for a number of years tutored on Russian and British art. His current focus is on British art of the early 20th century.