Monthly Talk 4th March 2021 - 2:15pm, talk starts at 2:30
This talk will be presented on-line (Zoom) - See the March newsletter email for how to join.

BRILLIANT BRITISH HUMOUR IN THE FORGOTTEN ART OF THE PICTURE POSTCARD: 1840-1950s

SPEAKER: Dr James Taylor

Prepared to be entertained, inspired, instructed, motivated, persuaded and have your spirits lifted.

Discover the popular themes and styles by the masters of the medium, making artist-drawn postcards the most popular art form from the Edwardian era to the outbreak of World War II.

How they were very much “of their time” and how the picture post card was the modern equivalent of Instagram.

We will also hear the reasons why the popularity of the picture post card eventually waned with the British public.

This well illustrated talk will be given by Dr James Taylor, a professional art historian, and a lecturer who is very familiar with talking on Zoom.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dr Taylor studied at the Universities of St. Andrews, Manchester and Sussex. He is a former specialist in Victorian paintings at Phillips Fine Art Auctioneers and curator of paintings, drawings and prints, and contributor to various exhibitions and galleries at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

From 1999 he has been an independent author, lecturer and exhibition organiser.