This lecture is hosted by The Arts Society North Yorkshire and South Durham. Born in the years between the wars, Romantic Modernism continues to inspire 21st-century designers and painters like Mark Hearld and Emily Sutton. This lecture offers a vibrant alternative vision of Modernist art, from an English perspective.

The lecturer Suzanne Fagence Cooper studied history at Oxford University and Art History at the Courtauld Institute, and at Christie’s Education. She was a curator and Research Fellow at the V&A Museum for 12 years and is now a Visiting Fellow at the University of York.

Suzanne has lectured extensively for museums and on Cunard liners, and undertaken broadcasts and consultancies for the BBC and Channel Four. Historical consultant to Ralph Fiennes for The Invisible Woman, a film about Charles Dickens, and the BBC drama, The Living and the Dead. Her publications include Pre-Raphaelite Art in the Victoria and Albert Museum (2003), The Victorian Woman (2001), and Effie Gray, a biography of the Scottish wife of John Ruskin and John Everett Millais. A film based on her life, starring Emma Thompson, was released in 2014.

Date and time: Monday 18 May 6.30pm
Venue: Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington
Cost: £8 (pay on the door)
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