John Atkinson Grimshaw - "Master of Moonlight"

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Ferens Art Gallery

Carr Lane

Hull

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The Friends of the Ferens Art Gallery are delighted to present a talk by the very popular cultural and art historian: Tim Stimson

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John Atkinson Grimshaw was one of the very few genuinely self-taught, working class artists, to emerge during the most productive period of British art, the reign of Queen Victoria 1837-1901. Overcoming the discouragement of having his paints and brushes burned by his mother, and inspired by the success of Pre-Raphaelitism, his own meticulous rendering of landscapes led to the development of his main subject - moonlight views. However his range is much wider than is generally known, and the story of his life in Leeds, Scarborough and briefly, London, charts the relationship between an artist and his public: a patron once demanding assurance that he “never painted on the Sabbath!”

Tim Stimson is a cultural/art historian, specialising in 17th and 19th century art and society. He lectures for the University of Cambridge, the WEA, the Art Fund and The Arts Society, and presents residential study courses in Britain and Europe.

His previous lectures for the Friends include Civic Pride, Civic Patronage (a study in City of Culture Year of the Rt Hon Thomas Robinson Ferens and the culture of philanthropy), Lady Butler: Courage and Compassion, and In the Merry Company of Dutch Golden Age Painting.

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