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An Exclusive Online Talk for Members of the Ashmolean

This event is online only and will be delivered via Zoom.

With Dr David Boyd Haycock, art historian, author, curator and lecturer

David Boyd Haycock returns to the Ashmolean with a talk about Paul Nash, one of the most important British artists of the first half of the 20th century.

Nash had a long connection with Oxford, and lived in the city from 1939 until his death in 1946. The lecture will focus on Nash’s relationship with Oxford, and coincides with the forthcoming Oxford Festival of the Arts summer exhibition, ‘Land, Sea and Sky: Paul Nash in Oxford,’ at Pembroke College, which includes a number of works on paper from the Ashmolean's collection.

Haunted Garden, Oxfordshire, 1941-42, Paul Nash (1889 - 1946) WA1942.17

Haunted Garden, Oxfordshire, Paul Nash, 1941-2 © Ashmolean Museum

David is a leading scholar on the life and work of Paul Nash. His books have included Paul Nash (2001), A Crisis of Brilliance: Five Young British Artists and the Great War (2009), Paul Nash Watercolours, 1910–1946 (2014) and an edited edition of Nash’s autobiography, Outline (2016). He is a co-curator of the Pembroke College exhibition.

David Boyd Haycock has provided a suggested reading list, which can be downloaded here.

The talk will be recorded, and the recording will be distributed to ticketholders following the event.


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