In the second half of the 20th century, these British artists would challenge New York’s dominance in modern art with their own new visions and continue to influence and change modern art in painting and sculpture. Francis Bacon’s emotionally charged figurative paintings are as bold as they are grotesque. Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore will achieve international prominence as sculptors transforming a wide range of materials into unique forms and shapes. David Hockney will leave the gray skies of his native Britain for the sunshine of Southern California as he continues his lifelong fascination with the art of figurative painting.
This virtual lecture will include numerous examples of the artist’s work, personal accounts of their lives, and videos providing an in-depth exploration and understanding of these leading British modern artists.
Art Lecture Presenter Bob Potter is a graduate of Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts. He spent his early career as an art director and creative director for leading media companies such as Scholastic Magazines, Time Warner, and National Geographic. He was a corporate development officer for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Over the past decade, he managed an innovative art therapy program for Save The Children, headed marketing and communications for the Mystic Seaport Museum, launched a professional development program for art students at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and is a docent at the Yale Center For British Art. He and his wife Jeanne, who is a master watercolorist, live in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
This Library program is co-sponsored with the Schiller Shoreline Institute of Lifelong Learning (SSILL).