Artists’ Colonies in Britain and Europe with Dr Jan Cox

Art History

Day course

Residential course

Dr Jan Cox

12 February 2023 to 17 February 2023

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

£75 per day

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This course is part of Dillington Discovery Winter week.

Artists’ colonies flourished in the nineteenth and early-twentieth century in many countries across Europe, and we will concentrate on Britain, France and Denmark. Artists fled the big cities in order to find fresh subject matter and exchange ideas, often based next to the sea or in the countryside. Beginning with the Barbizon School of Corot and Millet, we look at art in St. Ives, Newlyn, Concarneau, Arles, Skagen, Grez-sur-Loing, Pont-Aven and Walberswick.

Featured artists include Stanhope Forbes, Walter Langley, Van Gogh & Gauguin, Michael and Anna Ancher, Ben Nicholson, Henry Scott Tuke, Philip Wilson Steer and Marianne Stokes.

Breakdown for Each Day
Monday 13th February : France I – Barbizon, Cernay-la-Ville, Grez sur Loing
Tuesday 14th February : August : Britain I – St. Ives
Wednesday 15th February : France II – Concarneau, Pont-Aven, Arles
Thursday 16th February : Denmark – Skagen
Friday (morning) 17th February : Britain II – Newlyn, Walberswick, Staithes

You can attend all week or by the day. £75 per day, Friday £52 half day.

Course runs from Monday to Lunch on Friday.

Tutor information

Dr Jan. D. Cox was awarded a BA at Oxford Brookes University, where his work on Christopher Wood won the Jeanne Sheehy Memorial Prize, and an MA at the University of Bristol.  He was formerly chief researcher for a project that placed online Wyndham Lewis’s art criticism in The Listener, and has since been awarded a PhD scholarship by the University of Leeds.  He has lectured extensively on European and British art at the University of Bristol and the Royal West of England Academy.  He has also addressed conferences at Universities in Oxford and Montreal, and at the Danish National Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate St. Ives and the Courtauld Institute. He is on the tutor panel for both Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

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