Home Shop Lectures Spring Lecture 2020
One of the most respected stained glass artists of his generation, Webb’s reputation plummeted after his death in 1966. While recognising his skill in design and draughtsmanship, commentators have disparaged his windows as anaemic or anachronistic. This lecture by John Edwards uses the archive of Webb’s design sketches and full-size cartoons, together with evidence from a newly-compiled list of his stained glass windows and other artworks to confront these views. What emerges from Webb’s long career is far greater diversity than the caricatures suggest, and a unique legacy.
John has promised to bring some of the artist’s original sketches to the Art Workers Guild so do join us for a visual treat and a fascinating evening. And if you have never tried the buffet supper, it is well worth staying for.
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