Five Things Whistler Did For Artists by David Le Lay
James McNeill Whistler was not just one of the most outstanding painters of the nineteenth century, he was also an important figure in the development of art and its place in society. Today’s painters and all those engaged in the visual arts have a great deal to thank Whistler for. He believed that art – how it was valued and the way it was displayed – was both crucial and central to any civilisation and he campaigned for this throughout his life.
The talk will be given by one of our most popular speakers, David Le Lay, former Chairman of the Chelsea Society and now Chairman of the Whistler Society.
Location: Small Hall, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, SW3
Time: February 1st, 2016 at 6.30pm
Ticket price: £7.50 per lecture; there will be a few tickets available on the door on the night, but space is limited. Members should apply by post in the usual way