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How Pleasant to Know Edward Lear

1.30 pm,  Monday  April 29th 2019

Edward Lear’s “Book of Nonsense” has never been out of print, but what isn’t often realised is that he made his living producing topographical watercolours of great delicacy. “A man of original and versatile genius”: ornithologist, diarist, musician, traveller- this warm and delightful human-being expressed his simple philosophy through timeless humour. An illustrated lecture focussing on his biography with quotations from his writings throughout. 

Lecturer:   Tim Stimson’s involvement in art began with the practical; for a number of years he was a professional painter and ceramicist in Scotland and Wales, before returning to university to study literature and the history of art, then training to teach adults. For the last 20 years he has been a freelance cultural art historian, specialising in 17th and 19th century art and society. He now lectures for the universities of Cambridge, Nottingham and Hull; the WEA, the Art Fund and presents residential study courses in Britain and Europe. He has recently completed a month long lecture tour of Western Australia.

Date and Time:  1.30 pm.,  Monday  April 29th 2019

Venue:  The Assembly Rooms, Bennett St, Bath BA1 2QH

Visitors Welcome - £10.00 at the door

The Arts Society, Bath is a member of The Arts Society, an Art Education Charity