Monday, 14 May 2012

Francis Nicholson, 18th C Lithographs Evening Talk

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Francis Nicholson, 18th C Lithographs Evening Talk
Ryedale Folk Museum
Thursday 17th May
7-8.30pm.
Cost per person: £6.00
Hailed by his contemporaries as the“Father of watercolour painting in this country”, Francis Nicholson’s career spanned nine decades. He witnessed the founding of the Royal Academy, the opening of the first public ‘Picture Gallery’, the founding of the National Gallery, and the Inaugural Exhibition of the Society of Painters in Watercolours of which he was a founder member. He was born in Pickering, North Yorkshire in 1753 and for some fifty years painted portraits and scenes mainly in the northern counties. After moving his family to London, he became a fashionable drawing master and an early innovator in the newly discovered medium of “lithography”- the art of making prints from drawings on stone. To celebrate the bicentenary of his Presidency of the Society, a ‘Nicholson Group’ was formed in the town of his birth to recognise his achievements and to mount an exhibition of his work.
Professor Gordon Bell, Guest Curator of this exhibition at The Art Gallery, Ryedale Folk Museum will give an illustrated talk about the “Father of watercolour painting in this country”, Francis Nicholson’s life. This will be followed by a guided tour of rarely seen watercolours, prints and drawings by a remarkable man and his three children and nephew, all of whom were artists
Pre-booking essential
The exhibition "F. Nicholson, Painter, Printmaker, Drawing Master" continues until 20th May

Ryedale Folk Museum
Hutton le Hole
York
YO62 6UA
Tel: 01751 417 367
info@ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk

http://www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk/
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