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Belonging & Not Belonging: The Immigrant Experience in British Art Monica Bohm-Duchen (Arts Society London) Wednesday 08 January 2020

Whether we choose to admit it or not, British art has been enriched by the presence of artists from elsewhere for many centuries. By tracing the contribution of foreign artists, with particular emphasis on the early twentieth century to the present day, while not underestimating the obstacles that faced them, this new lecture (also available as a study day) will examine a neglected yet extremely topical aspect of British cultural history. Artists to be discussed include Hans Holbein, Anthony van Dyck, James McNeill Whistler, David Bomberg and Mark Gertler, John Heartfield and Oskar Kokoschka, Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach, Chris Ofili and Yinka Shonibare.

Image Credits - Josef Herman: Refugees, c.1941. Copyright Josef Herman Estate. With kind permission, Ben Uri collection.


Monica Bohm-Duchen is a freelance lecturer, writer and exhibition organizer. Has lectured for Tate, the National Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts, the Open University, Sotheby's Institute of Art and the Courtauld Institute of Art. Associate Lecturer at Birkbeck College since 2005