Great British Artists: The Hampstead Connection with Dr Jan Cox

Art History

Dillington Discoveries

Day course

Residential course

Dr Jan Cox

20 August 2023 to 25 August 2023

£382 Non-residential week fee, £888 Single bedroom or shared occupancy, £1009 Double bedroom single occupancy (includes travel supplement)

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This course is part of Dillington Discovery Summer week.

The house of the Carline Family at 47 Downshire Hill in Hampstead was a mecca for artists between the wars. Richard, Sydney and Hilda Carline were all fine artists, and the latter married Stanley Spencer, a frequent visitor. Other great artists who congregated included Richard Nevinson and Mark Gertler among many others.

In addition to spending individual days looking at these marvellous artists we visit the amazing Sandham Memorial Chapel (National Trust), scene of Spencer’s greatest triumph.

Breakdown for Each Day

  • Monday 21st August : Stanley Spencer: His Life and Art.
  • Tuesday 22nd August : Richard Nevinson: His Life and Art.
  • Wednesday 23rd August : Mark Gertler: His Life and Art.
  • Thursday 24th August : Minibus trip to the Sandham Memorial Chapel at Burghclere (1 hour 40 mins drive), with a stop at the Hauser & Wirth Gallery in Bruton on the way back.
  • Friday 25th August Morning : ‘The Remarkable Carlines’. Great art from Richard, Hilda and Sydney Carline.

You can attend all week or by the day. £75 per day, Friday £52 half day. (£30 Additional Travel Supplement if attending Thursday 24th August)

Residential Course runs from Dinner on Sunday 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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