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John Lavery, Edwardian Portraitist and Glasgow Boy

September 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The extraordinary life and work of artist John Lavery, who went from being a homeless teenager to paint a portrait of the Royal family.

Sir John Lavery :’The Green Sofa’ 1908

John Lavery was an extraordinary and sensitive artist who was ahead of his time. In this lecture, Prof Maria Chester will analyse his work from being a Glasgow Boy to his latest works done in North America in which we can see him develop as an Scottish Colourist. He travelled all his life accompanied by his lovely American wife, Hazel, who was born in Chicago. She was deeply involved with the Irish cause ( Lavery was born in Ireland). He was a portraitist of the Royal family, as well as the English nobility, Russian dancers and the typical “dandy” of the so-called Crazy Twenties.

BEA in partnership with Berwick Visual Arts has prepared a series of lectures, tours and art workshops planned to support ‘The Glasgow Boys and Girls’ exhibition at the Granary Gallery, Berwick, which we now hope will open in September 2020

Lectures will be delivered via Zoom. If you haven’t used Zoom before, please go to www.zoom.us and look at the tutorials. Once you have booked, you will receive a confirmatory email from Eventbrite, including a link to the Zoom invitation. If you can’t find the invitation, please email berwickea@gmail.com.

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