Art, Books and Culture Group (26th March 2022): the Artists International Association and 1930s working class art groups in Britain

Our next art discussion meeting will consider the Artists International Association, an exhibiting society founded in 1933. It’s aim was the ‘Unity of Artists for Peace, Democracy and Cultural Development’.

Portrait of a Worker circa 1930 Clive Branson 1907-1944 Bequeathed by Noreen Branson 2004 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T11787

In turn we will look at the formation of working class art groups such as the East London Group and the Pitman Painters (the Ashington Group) as well the arrival of Mass Observation in “Worktown”.

All welcome!

Saturday 26th March, 10am-midday

Civic Centre Committee Room, Southend

£10 tickets on door

Oliver Kilbourn (1904-1993): End of Shift [c.1934; Laing Art Gallery; artuk.org]

Peal Binder (1904-1990): A Jewish Restaurant in Brick Lane [c/o SpitalfieldsLife]

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Independent Researcher: gently exploring the art and artists of early 20th century Britain (with forays elsewhere, in particular Russian Art History); the Art, Books & History Group meets monthly in Southend-on-Sea Twitter: @TheCommonViewer

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