17 March 2022

Sir Anthony Van Dyck: Prince of Painters

By Adam Busiakiewicz

This lecture focuses on the life, travels and key works of British artist Antony Van Dyck. He loved the paintings of artists such as Titian and developed a fluid and colourful Baroque style at odds with the stiff painting of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. He transformed British portraiture and his works at times outstripped those achieved by his master. With the aid of a lute, Adam focuses on Van Dyck’s life, travel, key works and his influence on British Art.

About the speaker

Adam is an independent Art Historian and Guide Lecturer at The Wallace Collection. He was previously Head of Historical Interpretation at Warwick Castle and has had articles published by the British Art Journal and Hispanic Lyra.