Public Meeting – Art for All

British Socially Committed Art
from the 1930s to the Cold War

Saturday 26th January 2019 at 2pm

Author Christine Lindey will speak about her new book

Please note new venue
RED LION HALL
Basement, Tresham House, Red Lion Square, entrance via Lamb’s Conduit Passage by Conway Hall, Holborn, WC1R 4RE
nearest tube Holborn

Art for All reveals a forgotten or marginalised area of 20th century British art. Christine Lindey delves into the fascinating treasure trove of British socially committed art from the 1930s through to the Cold War. With over 100 illustrations, she demonstrates why the artists deserve to be rediscovered. This extensively re-searched book provides a vivid understanding of the political and aesthetic contexts that turned a wide variety of individuals into socially committed artists. It also examines the artist’s circumstances of production and patronage and explains why these often handicapped those artists who were swimming against the current of their times. At the present seemingly continuous state of crisis, when young artists are joining the popular demand for social change, this book takes on a new relevance.