Short course
Great American Masters

Tuesday 30 April 2019 - Tuesday 9 July 2019

  • Tuesday 30 April 2019 - Tuesday 9 July 2019

  • Seminar Room 5

  • Course price £380.00 - £472.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

    9.00 – 17.30, Monday-Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

Discover how the United States grew into one of the wealthiest and powerful nations on earth, so the American school of art saw a remarkable rise in status and influence between the 18th and 20th centuries. Once occupying a peripheral place within western art, America by the early 20th century had emerged as one of the most dynamic and forward-looking centres for art, with its painters claiming leading roles within Europe’s avant-garde.

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Dr Kathy McLauchlan

Course Leader Dr Kathy McLauchlan

Dr Kathy McLauchlan is an art historian specialising in French painting and the academic tradition. She completed an MA in 19th century painting and a PhD on the work of art students at the French Academy in Rome at the Courtauld Institute, University of London. Kathy has worked the Open University, Birkbeck College, NADFAS and Morley College.

The lectures on Kathy's courses are fabulous. Her enthusiasm, the social and historical contexts given, and the lavish illustrations. 2017/18 Year Course Student

Course Overview

Gain new insights into the character of North American art, and consider the interaction between American and European painters during a period of rapid change and innovation. This course concentrates on those who led the American school between the eras of Neoclassicism and Minimalism, with sessions focussed on masters including Benjamin West, John Singleton Copley, Frederic Edwin Church, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, George Bellows, Grant Wood, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.


Further information

• This course has a Half Term break on 28 May • Refreshments served • Price reductions available for Seniors (60+), jobseekers (ES40 holders) and registered disabled people

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Short course: Great American Masters

30 April 2019 - 9 July 2019

£380.00 - £472.00

Need help enrolling? Talk to the admissions team:

+44 (0)20 7942 2000

Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)