Book Launch: The Art of G F Watts
Thursday 23 February
7pm (Bar opens 6.30pm)
Join us on the evening of G F Watts's 200th birthday for a special lecture by Dr Nicholas Tromans, Brice Curator of Watts Gallery - Artists' Village, followed by a signing of his new book about Watts's life and legacy, The Art of G F Watts.
The Art of G F Watts provides a lively and engaging introduction to one of the most charismatic figures in the history of British art. Sculptor, portraitist and creator of classic Symbolist imagery, Watts was seen as more than an artist — a philanthropic visionary whose art charted the progress of humanity in the modern world.
Watts was recognised as a Renaissance master reborn in the Victorian age. Nicknamed 'Signor' by his peers, he worked in isolation from the mainstream commercial art world, becoming a cult figure who obsessively returned to the themes of love, life, death and hope.
Signed copies will be available for purchase.
This event is in partnership with Guildford Book Festival.