Chester Decorative & Fine Arts Society

A Member Society of NADFAS


Welcome to Chester DFAS

We meet during the lecture season from September to June
on the third Tuesday of each month at 11am or 2pm
at Chester Zoo Lecture Theatre, Upton-by-Chester.
Doors open at 10.15am for the morning session
and 1.15pm for the afternoon session.
Tea and Coffee are available before the start of the lecture.

Tuesday 18 November 2014
John Singer Sargent: An Unlikely War Artist
Lecturer: Mary Alexander
Sargent's response to the atrocities of the First World War was internalised and characteristically enigmatic, but his fearless observation skills at the Somme and bold interpretation of the official brief resulted in Gassed, which was voted the Picture of the Year at the 1919 Royal Academy exhibition. We will explore his work and thoughts at this time, as expressed in his letters.

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