The East London Group lectures

Upcoming lectures uncover the stories of working people who became successful artists. Friday 8th & 15th March.

Venue: United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport, West Dorset and on zoom
2pm Friday 8th & 15th March
Tutor: Pam Simpson MA, Art Historian, Associate Lecturer University of the Arts.
Tickets are £13 per person / £6 for zoom

To book a place email Pam: [email protected]

Two lectures about The East London Group whose artists came from the three weekly evening classes run by the artist John Cooper and other ex-Slade artists, including London Group member Walter Sickert, at the Bow and Bromley Evening Institute in East London from the mid-1920s to late 1930’s.

The East London Group exhibited at the major galleries of the day, including The Whitechapel Art Gallery, Tate Gallery and the Lefevre Gallery, some were selected to be shown at the Venice Biennale. The lectures aim to introduce this group of talented artists, forgotten post-WW2, but who have begun to be rediscovered.

The East London Group on wikipedia

Sunday Morning, Farringdon Road, Cecil Osborne 1929
Pavilion in Grove Hall Park, Bow by Harold Steggles
Chesil Bank from Portland, Harold Steggles 1938
Garden at Wye, Phyllis Bray
Harbour scene, Margaret Brynhild Parker 1932
Poole Harbour. Elwin Hawthorne 1934