Date(s) - Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Sir William Orpen was President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters from 1924 – 1930. During this time, many other of the period’s influential portrait painters also became members, including Sir Augustus John and Ambrose McEvoy. Drawing on the techniques and stylistic changes to portraiture in the early part of the 20th century, this panel discussion will explore the influence of Orpen and his contemporaries on portrait painting today. Chaired by Brice Curator, Dr Cicely Robinson. Speakers will include members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Pollard and Peter Kuhfeld, and Charlie Schaffer, winner of the BP Portrait Prize 2019.
Image: Charles Hardinge, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst by Sir William Orpen