last Friday we had our first ‘Bill Brinkley Memorial Lecture’ thanks to the generous bequest from one of our members who passed away last year.
The talk was given by Ronnie Ireland, Chairman of the Farnham Arts Society amongst other things. His huge knowledge of the subject made for a very interesting presentation which included many, many images of the work of these late nineteenth century artists who were part of a group known as the Glasgow Boys. He showed us how they had originally worked alongside of each other and were greatly influenced by other artists of the era but as they developed their own styles and interests, the differences became clearer.
If you are interested to find out more there is plenty on the internet. Below are links to the 6 artists in Ronnie’s talk:
William York MacGregor (1855-1923)
George Henry (1858-1943)
Joseph Crawhall (1861-1913)
James Guthrie (1859-1930)
Edward Atkinson Hornel (1864-1933)
John Quinton Pringle (1864-1925)