Day Of  special interest

The study day The ‘isms’ – How to Understand Modern Art given by Georgina Bexon had to be cancelled. In its place, we are pleased to offer:

A day of special interest on Art Deco

given by Pamela Campbell Johnson 

Date: Saturday 18 February 2023

Time: 10.30am

Venue: The Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 5SG

Price: £30

A study day comprises three lectures with coffee served between the first and second lectures and lunch served between the second and third lectures. The first lecture begins at 10.30am and the day is expected to finish at 3pm. 

Non-members are always welcome.

Art Deco, which was prevalent during the 1920s and 1930s, is regarded as the most glamorous and popular style of the 20th Century. The three lectures of this Art Deco-themed study day are: The Art of Art Deco, The Art of 1935 and Artists of the Age. They will review the development of the Art Deco style within the context of its social and economic environment and look at specific examples of objets d’arts, including silver, jewellery, furniture, ceramics, clocks and architecture.

The study day will consider a range of designers, craftsmen and artists, including E-J Ruhlmann, René Lalique, Tamara de Lempicka, Jean Dupas, Georgia O’Keeffe, Eileen Gray, Romain de Tirtoff (Erté), René Vincent and the English ceramicist, Clarice Cliff. It will also look at examples of domestic and civic Art Deco buildings in the UK, as well as certain architectural buildings in New York, Miami, Mumbai and Napier, confirming Art Deco’s full global reach and appeal.


Pamela has an MA Hons Art History from St Andrew’s University. She has over 30 years of lecturing experience to undergraduates, adult groups, and to Friends and Patrons of the Royal Academy of Arts as part of the Adult Education Department’s programme of events. She has also conducted numerous guided tours and focused gallery talks on individual works of art. Her experience includes over 12 years’ at the Royal Academy, as well as working at Bonhams, the Art Loss Register and the National Trust. She is now a freelance art consultant and lecturer and has recently curated a collection for the Lansdowne Club.

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