January

Lectures are normally in the Play House: 10.45 for morning members: 13.30 for afternoon members.

21 January 2021

Angelica Kaufmann: An Artist in 18th Century England

By Leslie Primo

This lecture examines various aspects of the life of Angelica who, although born in Switzerland, went on to become a great British Neo- Classical artist. She was influenced by the Italian, Renaissance and Dutch painters and associated with famous figures of the age including Joshua Reynolds and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. She was a fascinating lady with a controversial private life who gained a reputation in art equal to her male contemporaries.

About the speaker

Leslie Primo holds a BA in Art History and an MA in Renaissance Studies from Birkbeck College, University of London. He has been Visiting Lecture in Art History at the University of Reading. He gives lectures and guided tours at The National Gallery and The National Portrait Gallery.