Art History Mornings at The Beecroft: Saturday 24th June – Modernism in St Ives

St Ives c.1928 by Alfred Wallis 1855-1942

Alfred Wallis (1855-1942) St Ives [1928; Tate]

Throughout the 1920s and 30s, St Ives became a hub for modern artists exploring new ways of painting in the aftermath of WWI. Hugely influenced by French artists, the “discovery” of local painter Alfred Wallis in 1928 led to a new wave of experiment as formal traditions were further abandoned. A “naïve” romanticism emerged, as did a more abstract British constructivism.

Meetings will be held on Saturday mornings, 10.30am to 12.30pm in the Lecture Theatre on the ground floor of the Beecroft Gallery.

Each talk costs £10 and includes tea/coffee (biscuits!) and resource materials for independent research.

For further information and to enrol, please contact Mark Banting:



These monthly Saturday morning art history talks are educational yet informal and open to anyone with an interest in art. Each session combines an illustrated talk and discussion, drawing on collections and current exhibitions around the UK.

About TheCommonViewer

Independent Researcher: gently exploring "The Art & Artists of Russia (1850s-present) currently, and please see the A History of Art in England series; looking forward to discussing "British Art Groups (1930s)" when we can have live group meetings again! Twitter: @TheCommonViewer

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