Edward Seago: lecture
Starting at 2:30PM
From the Circus to Sandringham
After his sellout talk on Eric Ravilious last year, James Russell returns to the Festival to tell us about Edward Seago.
Like LS Lowry, Seago was immensely popular but disdained by critics. Today the best of his landscapes look fantastic, while his life story is full of interest.
A prolific author, he overcame childhood illness before running away with the circus. He also mixed in aristocratic circles, making friends among the Royal family. A colourful wartime career and a trip to Antarctica aboard the Royal Yacht add to this fascinating account.
Seago is much loved by artists, and here we will explore a number of his finest paintings in detail, looking at his choice of subject, design and technique.
SEATING IS UNRESERVED FOR THIS EVENT, WHICH IS NOT PART OF THE FESTIVAL DISCOUNT SCHEME