5 - 6pm, Thursday 5th Dec


Philip Mould & Lawrence Hendra - Ambrose McEvoy Rediscovered

Join Philip Mould and Lawrence Hendra, Head of Research and editor of the biography of Ambrose McEvoy (Paul Holberton Publishing, November 2019), at the gallery for a guided tour of the exhibition Divine People.

‘Divine People: The Art of Ambrose McEvoy’ showcases some of the most daring and progressive portraits from the artist’s pioneering oeuvre.

McEvoy’s subjects - often dramatically illuminated by his novel use of coloured light bulbs - have been generally overlooked in the broader history of 20th century British art, his paintings overshadowed by that of his close friend and contemporary at the Slade, Augustus John.

Whereas John remains a household name today, McEvoy has been largely forgotten despite having painted such notable figures as Winston Churchill, Lady Diana Cooper, The Hon. Lois Sturt and Prime Minister James Ramsay...

St James's 19 Pall Mall, SW1Y 5LU