‘An Introduction to Art History through the Atkinson Collection’ With Dr Anna Maddison

Three week linked course:
Wednesday 24 & 31 May & 7 June 2023, 1pm – 3pm.
Limited to 15 places.
Booking Essential.

£35 for all 3 classes.
Light refreshments included.
Tickets/E-tickets valid for all 3 classes.

Join Dr Anna Maddison for an introduction to the history of Art using examples from The Atkinson’s collection.

The Atkinson’s collection has works of art dating from the 17th to the 21st centuries and is currently concentrating on collecting more contemporary art.

Highlights of the 20th century collection include several paintings by Walter Sickert and fellow members of the Camden Town School such as Charles Ginner as well as paintings by Scottish Colourists, namely Arthur Melville, JD Fergusson and Samuel Peploe. Key works from World War I include a painting of a mounted trooper by Alfred Munnings and a battle scarred landscape by Paul Nash.  The collection of 20th century British sculpture is small but very high quality and includes good examples by Henry Moore, Elisabeth Frink and Jacob Epstein.

There are numerous important watercolours and oils by major British artists including Sargent, Steer, Landseer, BW Leader, John Sell Cotman and William Henry Hunt, as well as a significant collection of marine and coastal paintings.  Northern artists are very well represented with good examples by LS Lowry, Theodore Major and Harry Rutherford as well work by Liverpool artists such as Arthur Dooley, Nicholas Horsfield and Adrian Henri.

About Dr Anna Maddison:

Dr. Anna Maddison is a researcher and lecturer in the History of Art and English Literature, specialising in the Victorian era. Her doctoral thesis addressed the influence of Victorian Spiritualism upon the work of Pre-Raphaelite poet-painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Dr. Maddison has 18 years experience of designing and teaching courses at university level, for the University of Liverpool (Continuing Education), LJMU, and in a freelance capacity at other higher education venues. She has lectured at a number of art galleries over the years, including the Atkinson, the Walker, the Lady Lever Art Gallery and Tate Liverpool.

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