San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In this evening lecture held in the Main Hall at Blackwell, Claire Longworth the curator of the De Morgan Foundation will discuss Evelyn’s life and works.
Trained at the Slade School of Art, Evelyn De Morgan (1855-1919) was a prolific professional artist, who enjoyed significant commercial success with sales of her symbolic paintings, which were inspired by both literature and contemporary concerns. In her personal life, she was married to Arts and Crafts potter William De Morgan and socialised with many others in the Arts and Crafts circle.
Claire Longworth completed her MA in History of Design at the Royal College of Art, London, before going on to work at the V&A. She has taught Design History at a number of Art Schools including Wimbledon School of Art, Surrey Institute of Art and Design (University of Surrey) and has served on the executive committee of the Design History Society. Claire has lectured extensively on the subjects of William De Morgan, the Arts and Crafts Movement and Victorian Women Artists and has been the curator of the De Morgan Foundation (the largest collection of the works of William and Evelyn De Morgan) since 2002.
Blackwell will be open from 5.30 - 6.15pm for you to see the exhibition before the talk.
When & Where
Lakeland Arts manages Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry and Windermere Jetty.
Lakeland Arts is a registered charity, registration number 1153001.