Day School: "American Artists in Britain"

Ref: C3747128

Britain was an important destination for American artists during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This course will explore the reasons for this: what drew the artists and what led them to stay? And we will consider the importance of their contribution to British art. Key figures to be discussed will be Benjamin West, John Singleton Copley, James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent.

Course aim

To explore the work of American artists working in Britain between the 1760s and 1910s.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • outline the attraction of working in Britain for American artists.
  • critically examine and discuss examples of art produced by American artists in Britain.
  • outline the impact of two American artists on the British art world.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Nothing is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Day School: "American Artists in Britain"

Enrolment Conditions

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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