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From the birth of Rococo to the avant-garde experiments of the Post-Impressionists, this six-session course explores the exciting history of some of the most influential artists from the 18th and 19th century. These artists changed the ways in which art is viewed and laid the foundations for today’s art world. The course is perfect for those who wish to study artists and their works in more depth. The lectures on site will be complemented by two guided visits led by Dr James Hicks, Consultant Lecturer, Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

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  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    Day Course: 10.30am - 12.45pm 
    Date: 25 January, 1, 8, 22 February, 1, 8 March 2018 (term break 15 February).
    Venue: The course will take place at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3EE.
  • Faculty


    Dr. James Hicks, Consultant Lecturer, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London

    PhD, University of Hertfordshire; MA, History of Art, Goldsmiths; BA History of Art, James Madison University.

    Dr. James Hicks is a Consultant Lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. His interests lie in British art history as well as modern and contemporary visual culture. At Sotheby's Institute James has lectured on the history of fine art, modern and contemporary art, and the culture of London's art fairs. In addition to his work at Sotheby’s Institute, he lectures at the Tate galleries and the National Portrait Gallery. He also lectures at James Madison University and Pepperdine University on humanities and visual culture. He has contributed to such publications as Tate's Galleries Handbook.
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