ACMS – Pre-Raphaelite Women Lecture

11th October 2019, 12:00 - 13:30


Pre-Raphaelite Women Lecture
By Kirsty Stonell Walker

Friday 11 October 2019 Start Time: Afternoon  Venue: Watts Gallery

Our colleagues from the Arts & Crafts Movement in Surrey are inviting Surrey Hills Society members to join them on their 11th October lecture.

Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang introduces you to the remarkable women of the Pre-Raphaelite art movement which began in the second half of the nineteenth century and continued through the early part of the twentieth.  Models and artists, these women all contributed something personal and incredible towards the most beautiful and imaginative art movement in the world; each woman has a story to tell and a unique viewpoint on art. Spanning artists, sculptors, inventors, models, wives, sisters and muses, this talk will uncover the stories behind some of the familiar and less familiar women who influenced the movement, including Ellen Terry, Lily Langtry and Mary Watts.

Kirsty Stonell Walker is a biographer, historian and author of Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang (2018), illustrated by artist Kingsley Nebechi, alongside the wonderful original paintings. Publisher: Unicorn. ISBN: 9781911604631

It was while studying for her first degree that Kirsty Stonell Walker became immersed in the life and loves of the Pre-Raphaelites. The plight of ‘bad girl’ Fanny Cornforth fascinated her so much that she spent a decade researching her life and wrote her biography Stunner: The Fall and Rise of Fanny Cornforth. Since 2011, she has written a blog, The Kissed Mouth, where she publishes original research on the many models of the Pre-Raphaelites. She has also written two novels about Victorian artists as well as giving talks to art groups and museums on her subject.

The inclusive cost will be £9.00 for SHS members

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