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LSS: Christine Lindey - British Socially Committed Art

Description: Art for All, British Socially Committed Art from the 1930s to Cold War

Christine Lindey

"An illustrated talk exploring the work of British mid-20th century artists who kept alive socially committed and accessible art".

Christine Lindey is an art historian with a special interest in socialist art. She was formerly an Associate Lecturer in art history at the University of the Arts, London and at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Art for All is her fifth book, the most influential so far being Art in the Cold War: from Vladivostok to Kalamazoo (1990) which pioneered the comparative study of Soviet and Western art.

She will reveal a forgotten or marginalised British socially committed art from the 1930s Depression years through to the Cold War. She will discuss how artists with a wide variety of styles were nevertheless linked by their belief in the importance of accessibility and of artists' social responsibility.

Explaining why they were swimming against the current of their times, she will argue that their art deserves to be rediscovered and included in British art history.

All welcome. Admission free - donations towards costs welcome.

Location: Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WB
Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Time: 18:30 GMT
Access: Public
Category: LSS - Secular Hall - Public event*
Created by: Public Access ( by LSS editor )
Updated: Monday, 29 July 2019 19:44 GMT
Attachments: None

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