Lectures in the History of Art and Design

History of Art, Design and Architecture

I lecture across a broad range of art, design and architecture topics, spread through many centuries from the early rock paintings/carvings of the Palaeolithic era to contemporary works.

masked ball at the opera - manetStill life with sweets and pottery - Leonunderwater scene - Robert Caney

 My specialist areas of study cover developments in art, design and architecture in Britain and Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries, along with works of the Tudor, Stuart and Georgian era.

I have delivered lecture series to University students, for the National Trust, members of U3A, and Art Societies.


Lecture topics delivered

Art in Italy in the 20th C.
Art in Italy 12th – 18th century
Art from The Low Countries, 15th-17th century – The Golden Age of Dutch Art

self portrait - Rembrandt
Aspects of Art, Design & Architecture in Spain
Aspects of Art, Design & Architecture in Scandinavia
The Work of Women Artists c. 12th century onwards
 Developments in British Art, Design & Architecture of the 17th & 18th Centuries
19th century Britain, The Great Exhibition, Arts & Crafts Movement, William Morris

The Northern Whale Fishery - John Ward of Hull

France – development of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
The Aesthetic Movement and Influence from Japan
Art Nouveau
caligraphic flowersSeurat

C.R. Mackintosh & the Scottish School
Art during the Early 20th Century
The Hudson River School & American Art of the 19th century.
Late 19th & early 20th century American Architecture.

Picasso, Braque & the Development of Cubism
Art Works during World War 1
Bauhaus & Modernism
Art Deco
Art, Design & Architecture in Britain, 1900’s onwards
The Newlyn School
20th century Art in Scotland, The Glasgow Boys & The Scottish Colourists


Each series of lectures consists of 4 to 6 lectures, single lectures can also be offered.

all images this page courtesy of the National Gallery of Art Washington

Forthcoming Lecture Dates and Times:

(All at the Avoncroft Art Society)


All Art History Lectures are cancelled until further notice.


Location of Avoncroft Art Society