Arts Society King’s Lynn Lecture on the Golden Age of British Landscape Painting includes Gainsborough, Constable and JMW Turner with Victoria and Albert Museum curator


The next conference of The Arts Society King’s Lynn, TASKL, will take place on Thursday 10th November when members will be treated to a wonderful tour of the golden age of British landscape painting.

This will describe the great age of British landscape painting, from its origins in the picturesque scenes of 18th century painters Richard Wilson and Thomas Gainsborough, through the sparkling and fresh observations of nature by John Constable, to the dramatic paintings by JMW Turner and the intensely detailed paintings of the members. of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

The speaker will be Dr Susan Owens, art historian, writer and who was curator at the Royal Collection before becoming curator of paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum. His most recent book “Spirit of Place: Artists, Writers and the British Landscape” is a Times Art Book of the Year, so this promises to be a treat for any landscape painting enthusiast.

Dr Susan Owens

In addition to the conference, this month TASKL members and guests will also be able to enjoy a trip to the new ‘Visions of Egypt’ exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre, Norwich on November 17 as part of their social events. regular.

Everyone is welcome to take part in either of these events, so if you want to find out more, visit the TASKL website at New members are always welcome to join the Society and can contact the Membership Secretary on 01366 328648 or email

TASKL meets for lectures once a month on the second Thursday from September to May and membership is just £52 for one year or you can attend individual lectures as a guest for £10.

The golden age of landscape painting
The golden age of landscape painting

TASKL has a number of active volunteer groups and their Young Arts Group is once again busy preparing dozens of children’s art kits to distribute to King’s Lynn Foodbank customers this Christmas.

“As a society, we always aim to offer our members, in addition to our excellent quality conferences and social events, the chance to take advantage of different opportunities to contribute to the cultural life of our local community. Like so many people are struggling at the moment, we are particularly pleased to once again be able to supply these packs to children around King’s Lynn,” said Stuart Dimmock, President of TASKL.

Anyone wishing to help with this project can find details of how to contact arts volunteers on the TASKL website.


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