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11 April 2018Edward Burra
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13 April 2016Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and Humphrey Repton : English Landscape design in changing times 1738-1816
30 March 2016Oscar Niemeyer 1907 - 2012: Last of the Moderns
24 February 2016At Home Abroad: Caneletto in England
27 January 2016The Secret Language of Sacred Places: Religious Architecture of the World
25 November 2015David Hockney: Art as Biography

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Edward Burra Rosalind Whyte Wednesday 11 April 2018

From safe, traditional, beginnings in East Sussex, Edward Burra's life and art sallied forth, encountering Parisian night life, the jazz clubs of prohibition-era New York and the war torn landscapes of the Spanish Civil war. His paintings have been described as 'vividly idiosyncratic and memorable' and became increasingly disturbing and surreal. This lecture looks at the life and work of this highly unusual British artist and the reasons his art took the form it did.

This lecture has been commissioned by our society in response to the family connection between one of our long standing members, Margaret Burra, and the artist in question.