John Minton- His life and Art

Art History

Day course

Jan Cox

18 February 2020


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This course will be of interest to those who enjoy art history and / or culture in Britain in the 1940s and 1950s.

The course looks at the life and art of John Minton (1917-1957), a key figure at the Royal College of Art in the 1950s, and inhabitant of the Colony Club in Soho, where he mixed with Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon. The course examines Minton’s career as a painter, designer and illustrator, including the cookery books covers for Elizabeth David. We look at the 2018 BBC Documentary “The Lost Man of British Art”, in which actor Mark Gatiss stressed Minton’s vital role.

Tutor: Dr Jan Cox

Tuesday 18 February Fee: £61

Tutor information

Dr. Jan D. Cox has been awarded a BA (Hons) by Oxford Brookes University, an MA from Bristol, and a PhD from the University of Leeds. He specialises in nineteenth-century Nordic art and British art of the twentieth century. He is on the tutor board for both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and has lectured in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Norway, and the UK.