William Nicholson, from Kid to Old Master

William Nicholson, from Kid to Old Master

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Rottingdean Whiteway Centre

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A lecture from the distinguished art historian, curator and writer Stephen Calloway on the career of Sir William Nicholson.

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Stephen Calloway is an aesthete, exhibition curator and collector. He joined the Victoria and Albert Museum as a curator in 1974 specialising in the fine and decorative arts of the nineteenth and early twentieth-century and since leaving in 2013 has continued to write widely and lecture on English art and the history of taste, collecting and interior decoration. He has curated numerous exhibitions, most notably on Aubrey Beardsley; Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon; Horace Walpole; Rex Whistler; the Aesthetic Movement and The Beggarstaff Brothers (William Nicholson and James Pryde). His books include Aubrey Beardsley; Twentieth Century Decoration and Baroque Baroque: The Culture of Excess.

Stephen will aim to give a nice rounded sense of how William Nicholson's career developed from precocious early success with posters and woodcuts through to the point at which he was one of the most highly regarded painters of his day. The lecture will last about 50 minutes, leaving a little time for any questions.

Refreshments will be available.

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