Kenneth Clark and The War Artists Advisory Committee

Wed, 29 Jun

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Southampton City Art Gallery

Kenneth Clark and The War Artists Advisory Committee

Join Tim Craven for an illustrated talk on the wartime work of Kenneth Clark, Southampton City Art Gallery’s first acquisitions advisor. Admission: £4.00 FoSMAG member / £6.00 non-member.

Time & Location

29 Jun, 10:30 – 11:30 BST

Southampton City Art Gallery, Civic Centre Rd, Southampton SO14 7EJ, UK

About the event

This talk will reveal how Kenneth Clark, Southampton City Art Gallery’s first acquisitions advisor, became the driving force behind the creation of the War Artists Advisory Committee in 1939 and examine its aims and achievements. With the spotlight on 6 different war artists to exemplify diverse approaches, styles and experiences, the talk will also investigate how the war affected their later careers and why the WAAC established the foundations of state support for contemporary art that we take for granted today.

Event Details:

  • The talk will be held in the Lecture Theatre at Southampton City Art Gallery.
  • Social distanced seating will be in place. Please let us know you're coming by clicking the Register button below.
  • Admission fees are £4.00 (individual FoSMAG member) and £6.00 (individual non-member).
  • Please be ready to pay in cash at the door.

Image: Repairing a Submarine, Charles Cundall (1870-1971). Southampton City Art Gallery.

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