Research Unit:New Lecture series
'Immigrants and their Art'
We are excited to launch this new and revealing series of events, discussions, lectures and tours focusing on ‘Immigrant artists and their art’. These evenings will tell and explore the stories of their journeys and share much that is not widely known about the artists’ lives and impact on their art. This important series reflects the principal focus of immigrants and their contribution to art history of the Ben Uri Research Unit.
Camille Pissarro: 'The Immigrant and His Art'Tuesday 30 November 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (UK Time, GMT)
The inaugural online event of the Ben Uri Research Unit's new series titled and exploring 'The Immigrants and their Art'.
There is no better place to start than with the ‘father’ of impressionism, Camille Pissarro who was born in the Danish colony of St Thomas in the Virgin islands in 1830. In 1842 he was sent to a boarding school in Paris. In 1847 he returned to St Thomas before migrating to Caracas, Venezuela in 1852. He left and returned to Paris in 1855. In 1870 the Franco-Prussian war forced Pissarro to move to London where the family resided until 1871 before returning to France.
Join David Stern and Lelia Pissarro on Tuesday evening 30 November for a live stream tour of the Stern Pissarro exhibition of Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) where they will discuss the various migrations and illustrate the impact and effect on his art. There is, of course, a huge library on the artist, but we hope to learn much ‘unknown’ about Camille Pissarro so please do sign up and join us.
The event will be streamed through youtube and you will receive your link to the event between 4 and 5pm on Tuesday 30th November
Please be aware that we have no current plans to put this unique tour and discussion on public view for the time being.
Owing to a recent extensive flash flood in NW London, we regret to inform you that our gallery at 108a Boundary Road, NW8 has had to close to facilitate remedial and damp-proofing work on the lower floor. Please continue to view the website for further updates.
Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, 108A Boundary Rd, London, NW8 0RH