TALK: THE BIRTH OF THE AVANT-GARDE: BRITISH ART GOES MODERN, 1908-1918
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TALK: THE BIRTH OF THE AVANT-GARDE: BRITISH ART GOES MODERN, 1908-1918

TALK: THE BIRTH OF THE AVANT-GARDE: BRITISH ART GOES MODERN, 1908-1918

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Thursday 9 February - 11.30am
Speaker: Dr David Boyd Haycock
Where: Ondaatje Theatre

​‘Avant-garde – the word that defines all that is exciting, daring and innovative in Modern Art – first entered the English lexicon in around 1910, the year of Roger Fry’s epoch-defining exhibition, ‘Manet and the Post-Impressionists’. In this lecture Dr. Haycock will explore this dramatic moment, and look at some of the young British artists who helped reshape art in this country, among them Augustus John, Spencer Gore, Wyndham Lewis, David Bomberg, Paul Nash and C.R.W. Nevinson,

Dr. David Boyd Haycock is a freelance writer, curator and NADFAS lecturer specializing in British art and culture of the early twentieth century. He is the author of a number of books, including A Crisis of Brilliance: Five Young British Artists and the Great War (2009), I Am Spain (2012) and a new edition of Paul Nash’s autobiography, Outline (forthcoming, October 2016). He is currently working on a new biography of the young Augustus John for Tate Publishing.

The talk will last approximately 45 mins with a 15 minute Q&A at the end.

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