8 JANUARY BEYOND THE CANON:ARTISTS OF CUMBRIA - LECTURER DAVID CROSS
This beautiful part of England has attracted artists for almost three centuries. Apart from a wealth of landscape painting, numerous examples of high quality portraits, marine paintings, animal portraits, abstract painting and sculpture have all arisen in the region. Such artists as George Romney and Winifred Nicholson were locally born, while others, like J.M.W. Turner and Gainsborough, visited or, like Beatrix Potter and Kurt Schwitters, became new residents. This wide ranging lecture draws upon material in collections in the North West and worldwide.
Lecturer: David Cross Hon. Research Fellow, Durham University. Founder of the Cumbrian Biographical Project. Past President of Cumbria DFAS. Author of biography of George Romney. Specialises in Lake District artists of all genres. Art history lecturer to undergraduate and adult classes at Universities. Catalogue of Paintings in Durham Castle (2002). Researching Public Sculpture and Monuments in Cumbria