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FOREIGNERS IN LONDON 1520-1677
THE ARTISTS WHO CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY
Leslie Primo Thursday 17 January 2019

Why were foreigner painters preferred by the aristocracy in London to native-born English painters, why did foreigners come in the first place, what was their motivation, and what was the impact of foreigners in London on English art and art practise?
Leslie Primo will look at the various formats and uses of art, tracing foreign artists from the Tudor period through to the Renaissance and Baroque, looking at their origins and how they came to work in England. The lecture will examine the contributions of artists such as Holbein, Gerrit van Honthorst, Marcus Gheeraerts the younger, Lucas and Susanna Horenbout, Isaac Oliver, Paulus van Somer, van Dyck, Peter Lely, and Rubens. The lecture will also look at how these artists influenced the British School of painting and assess their legacy.

Leslie Primo has a degree in Art History and an MA in Renaissance Studies from Birkbeck, University College, London. He has worked at the National Gallery, London since 2000, The Arts Society since 2009, and has also taught outreach courses at the Courtauld Institute, was a visiting lecturer at Reading University in 2005 and 2007. He currently lectures at the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, and teaches a variety of art history courses at Imperial College, London – South Kensington campus, the City Literary, Covent Garden, London and Bishopsgate Institute, Liverpool Street, London.