Thursday 1 February
Time: Doors @7.30pm for 8pm start.
Elaine Kilmurray is Research Director of the Sargent catalogue raisonné project and is co-author (with Richard Ormond) of the published catalogue raisonné (nine volumes, Yale University Press, 1998-2016).
She has co-curated Sargent exhibitions in London, Washington, D.C., Boston, Ferrara and Venice, Italy, edited or contributed to a number of exhibition catalogues about the artist and lectured widely on Sargent and Sargent-related subjects in Europe and North America.
Cost: £7.50 to include a welcome drink
About John Singer Sargent
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was an American artist, born in Florence, trained in Paris, who spent most of his working life in London. He is best known as the portrait painter of the international elite, whose work captures the style, glamour and anxiety of a society on the cusp of change. He also painted innovative Impressionist landscapes and figure studies, a collection of dazzling watercolours suffused with light and colour and important mural cycles for institutions in Boston, Massachusetts.
The talk will explore Sargent’s career from a series of stunning successes at the Salon in Paris, early Impressionist experiments in the English countryside, portraits that fuse the spirit of contemporary life with the grandeur of the old masters, and a large cache of later landscapes and subject pictures, executed with great painterly freedom, which express a more personal vision of the world.