On 27th May, members of the school community were treated to a wonderful evening of art appreciation by accomplished art historian and lecturer, Peter Webb (54-59). During his fascinating talk, Peter took us through his impressive print collection, which includes works by some of the greatest artists such as Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Picasso and David Hockney. He explained the various types of printing processes favoured by each of the artists, from etching to woodcut and lithography.

Peter also shared his personal journey into the print world and how he started collecting pieces by these iconic artists, along with his adventures in finding incredible bargains…with tips on how anyone can be successful when bidding at auction.

“Peter provided another enthralling and informative evening, taking us on a whistle stop tour of his extensive and comprehensive print collection. The personal connections to both Henry Moore and David Hockney gave an exciting insight to these major artistic figures, while seeing the range of prints provided one visual treat after another. One of our L6th boys commented on Peter’s passion and enthusiasm and thought it was one of the best art lectures he had heard this year.”

Mr Michael Croker, Director of Art at Bedford School

We would like to thank Peter and all those who attended for a truly entertaining evening. If you were unable to join us and would like to watch the talk, you can do so by clicking on the link below.

Watch full talk

The next date for your diary is Thursday, 10th June when John Russel shares his fascinating story about his transatlantic sailing trip in a garden shed on a raft! Find out more and book here

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