DUE TO COVID-19, THERE WILL BE NO LECTURE IN 2020.
If, as we hope, The Constable Trust is able to present its sixteenth annual lecture in the autumn of 2021, information and a booking form will be found here.
The Constable Trust was pleased to present as its Fifteenth Annual Lecture:
The Singularity of John Nash’s Artistic Vision
By Professor Frances Spalding CBE, FRSI, Emeritus Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge
Image: John Nash (1893-1977), Walled Pond, Little Bredy, Dorset, 1923.
Oil on canvas, 56.2x76.4cm. Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums.
Purchased in 1939 with income from the Macdonald Bequest.
Frances Spalding is an art historian, biographer, critic and a specialist in twentieth-century British Art. Her books include British Art since 1900, in the Thames & Hudson World of Art series, and a centenary history of the Tate. She has also written the lives of several artists – Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, John Minton, Gwen Raverat and Duncan Grant, as well as a joint biography of John and Myfanwy Piper, a life of the poet Stevie Smith and a monograph on the artist Prunella Clough. She joined Newcastle University in 2002 where she became Professor of Art History, and in 2014 she curated an exhibition on Virginia Woolf for the National Portrait Gallery. In 2015 she became Editor of the Burlington Magazine and is now an Emeritus Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 2005 was awarded a CBE.