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Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico - Online James Russell Thursday 11 June 2020

Due to the cronavirus crisis this lecture will be online.

This colorful lecture explores the relationship between an extraordinary American painter and an equally remarkable place: the picturesque state of New Mexico. Fascinated by the mountains and desert, adobe churches and sun-bleached bones, and above all by the brilliant light and vast skies of the state they call the Land of Enchantment.

James Russell

Drawing on his own twenty-year-long experience of New Mexico and an archive of personal photographs and reminiscences, this lecture brings to life one of America’s greatest artists, and one of its most beautiful places. Having studied History at Pembroke College, Cambridge, James Russell enjoyed a lengthy stint selling contemporary paintings and sculpture in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Of his dozen or so books, one was a Sunday Times book of the year, while his writing has been described by critics as 'insightful', 'informative' and 'enjoyably readable'.