George Stubbs and Josiah Wedgwood, Creative Partners
Speaker: Nicholas Hall
Mr. Hall's Lecture will explore the unique relationship which developed in late eighteenth century England between Josiah Wedgwood, master potter, and George Stubbs, one of England's most original and gifted painters. The lecture will examine the relationship between the arts and science which flourished during the Enlightenment, as well as, Wedgwood's role as a Patron of the arts, and his participation in one of the most ambitious artistic prospects of Georgian England, a collaboration which led to the production of some of the smartest masterpieces of British art.
Mr. Hall is a graduate of Oxford university with a degree in Modern History and Art History. In 1980, joined Colnaghi in London where he assisted in the production of the catalogue, Discoveries of the Cinquecento. After a brief stint as an independent dealer, he was invited in 1985 to join Colnaghi in New York. In 1987 he became director of the gallery initiating a number of thematic exhibitions, Gothic to Renaissance, French Art and the Revolution, Claude to Corot, and the French Portrait.
Nicholas Hall left Colnaghi to found his own gallery with Richard Knight in 1996.
For more than a decade, Mr. Hall has been an active supporter of the Frick Collection and the Frick Art Reference Library. He now serves as chairman of the Council of Associates and this year was elected to the board of trustees of the Frick Collection. His most recent activities have included contribution to the catalogue for the Copper as Canvas show which took place at the Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO and the Mauritshuis Holland in 1999, and curating and editing the catalogue for the critically acclaimed exhibition Fearful Symmetry: George Stubbs, Painter of the English Enlightenment.
Place: The Lighthouse, 111 East 59th Street, between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2000
Time: 8:00 PM Lecture