Christopher Le Brun
Artist and President of the Royal Academy
The lecture will start with a drinks reception at 5.00pm. Booking not required.
What’s it really like? My life as an artist
Christopher will talk about his career as an artist, from his studio practice to his experience of public life. Since graduating in 1975 he has worked in painting, sculpture and print and exhibited worldwide. Early on he taught in various art schools and later he advised on the founding of the Royal Drawing School. He has been an artist trustee at Tate, the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery, and for the past eight years has been the President of the Royal Academy of Arts, whilst still making new work and exhibiting extensively.
The lecture will offer an insight to his experience of the challenges he has faced, and discuss the question of the sacrifices artists make in order to realise their ambition, and the successes and rewards they can claim.
Christopher Le Brun: Hand to Hand 2019 oil on canvas 170 x 300 cm