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October Newsletter
Sunday 29 September 2019

Liskeard Arts Newsletter October 2019

 

David Hockney:-  The Old Master of the Modern World

    Douglas Skeggs                                  8 October 2019

 Dear Member(s)

This is the fourth in our series on modern British artists, following Lowry, Francis Bacon and Stanley Spencer, with outstanding speakers  Michael Howard, Linda Smith and Val Woodgate.  Now David Hockney is paired with Douglas Skeggs - not a marriage made in Heaven you would think - but Douglas is very serious in his praise:

“From the early Sixties, when he left the Royal College of Art more famous than his teachers, Hockney’s paintings have shown a charm and humour that sets them apart from others of his generation.

He is a naturally gifted draftsman, and we follow his career from the early abstract expressionist images, through his famous Californian scenes of swimming pools to the photo-montages of the mid-eighties and his later love of more conventional landscape.”

Douglas himself is something of a 'Renaissance man'.  After reading Fine Arts at Cambridge, he has written 5 novels, had 3 one-man exhibitions of his own paintings, written and presented TV arts documentaries, and lectured on art around the globe.  He has also pioneered arts holidays with various travel companies and has led personally numerous tours around Europe.

 Hope to see you all there.

 Clem Vallance

 P.S. If you haven’t got your tickets for Catherine Wallace’s Discovery Day on “The Newlyn School of Painting” (November 13th) I suggest you do so now.  It's going to be a popular one! 

Contact Caroline at carolinepetherick@gmail.com.