EVENT - The London Society Christmas Lecture
One of our leading and most versatile artists working in Britain today, David Gentleman is well-known as an illustrator, watercolourist, lithographer, designer, graphic artist, wood engraver, muralist and author. The scale of his work ranges from postage stamps to the platform-length murals for Charing Cross tube station in London.
He has written and illustrated six travel books about cities and countries, several books for children, and two about his own work. All through his working life he has travelled widely, drawing and painting throughout Britain, Europe and India. His work is represented in Tate Britain, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Fitzwilliam Museum.
His new book, ‘David Gentleman in the Country’ is just about to be published but David has been drawing London all his adult life, and his last book is very apt for the London Society, ‘London You're Beautiful: An Artist's Year’, which focused on looking afresh at the city.
Earlier books include David Gentleman's Britain, David Gentleman's London, David Gentleman's Coastline. His platform-length mural at Charing Cross underground station is well-known to Londoners; he has also published lithographs and screen prints and designed British postage stamps.
Not only is this a rare opportunity to listen to David talk about his work but also a chance to indulge in some early Christmas shopping.
NB. The event is kindly sponsored by the award-winning architectural firm Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands who are the designers of the new Foyles building and will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the building.