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The Arts Society Chiswick – Sickert and the Camden Town Murder

January 13, 2022 @ 8:00 pm GMT

Walter Sickert was one of the most charismatic British artists of the early C29th. Ever conscious of his public image, he cultivated a variety of personae: aesthete; provocateur; sage, painter of modern life. He was drawn to shocking or notorious subjects (those more likely to garner attention), especially the sensational ‘Camden Town Murder’ of 1907.

This lecture examines the series of paintings and prints Sickert produced in response to the crime and its aftermath. These are compelling images, among the most original by any British artist of the period. How was Sickert able to create great art out of murder? Why was he, and much of the British public, so fascinated by the case? What did the Camden Town Murder series do for Sickert’s reputation and career?

Steven has a BA(Hons) in Fine Art, Liverpool School of Art; MA in History of Art, Birkbeck College, London. He has been a lecturer at the National Gallery since 2004. Steven has also lectured on the history of European art and architecture at Somerset House, taught courses on art and architecture at London colleges (The City Literary Institute and Bishopsgate Institute) and is a regular gallery and museum guide for U3A. He is also a painter.

On this occasion it will be for members only. Membership of the Arts Society Chiswick includes 10 expert lectures and many other activities. For more information see https://theartssocietychiswick.org.uk/

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Date:
January 13, 2022
Time:
8:00 pm GMT
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Venue

The Arts Society Chiswick
The Malinova Room
The Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK), 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith W6 0RF United Kingdom
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Details

Date:
January 13, 2022
Time:
8:00 pm GMT
Event Categories:
,

Venue

The Arts Society Chiswick
The Malinova Room
The Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK), 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith W6 0RF United Kingdom
+ Google Map