The Not-So-Still-Lives

NEXT in the HVAF lecture series is The Not-So-Still Lives of Ben Nicholson by Jo Walton on 22 July.

Following on from the hugely popular Ken Howard talk, Jo Walton will provide an insight into the artist who was born into a creative family and became one of Britain’s leading abstract artists in the years before the Second World War.

Best known for his still life and landscape paintings, he was a great champion of Modernism. His art challenged his father, the highly successful Edwardian painter Sir William Nicholson.

His private life was not always harmonious either and this lecture explores the development of Nicholson’s beautiful images set against a background of conflict – personal, international and artistic.

After university Jo Walton began teaching and lecturing, combined with a career in selling art books. Jo set up and ran the Atrium Bookshop in Cork Street and worked at Christies the auctioneers. Jo is now a freelance lecturer and a guide at both Tate galleries.

Thursday 22 July 2020 at 7.30pm. University of Hertfordshire, UH College Lane Campus, Lindop Building—Room A161, Hatfield.

Free to HVAF members. Guests £3 payable at the door.