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Foreigners in London 1520 - 1677: The artists who changed the course of British Art Leslie Primo Monday 11 December 2017

Why were foreign painters preferred by the aristocracy in London to English painters?  Leslie will look at the various formats and uses of art, examining the contributions of artists such as Holbein, van Dyck, Lely and Rubens and assessing their legacy and influence on the British School of painting.

Leslie Primo holds a BA in Art History and an MA in Renaissance Studies from Birkbeck College, University of London. He was Visiting Lecturer in Art History at the University of Reading in 2005 and 2007, and gives lectures and guided tours, plus special talks, at both the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery. He also lectures at the City Literary Institute, and has presented a series of talks at the National Maritime Museum and the Courtauld Institute.