Lecture: The British as Collectors of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art

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Christopher Lloyd, Art Fund Trustee investigates the impact of British collectors on the art market of the late 19th and early 20th century.  He is particularly passionate about art in the regions for which he takes special responsibility as part of his Trustee remit. 

He spent some twenty years in the Department of Western Arts at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford before becoming Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures from 1988 until his retirement in 2005.  His principal areas of expertise are the Italian Renaissance and French Impressionism.

He has organised and curated numerous exhibitions and was responsible for a six part television series on the paintings in the Royal Collection as well as being the author of many publications.  He is also a Trustee of The Living Paintings Trust (making art available to the visually impaired) and is also Governor of Gainsborough’s House in Suffolk.  He is also President of NADFAS.

The lecture is followed by lunch, after which there will be a chance to meet the Bowes Museum’s Director and learn about the ongoing refurbishment of the galleries.

Venue details

The Bowes Museum Newgate, BARNARD CASTLE County Durham DL12 8NP 01833 690606 www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk