Alfred Sisley, the English Impressionist was one of the greatest landscape painters of the 19th Century and a prominent figure in the Impressionist movement, but lived his life in France. He is described as “a painter continually renewing his art, absorbing influences, yet creating a personal vision of rural France that is as enduring and enchanting as the work of his fellow impressionists”
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
- Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Meet the Host, Malcolm
Malcolm began his career as a pharmaceutical apprentice at the age of 15 in 1948, the same time as the introduction of the National Health Service. Following his graduation with a degree in Pharmacy, his work took him to many parts of Britain including 17 years in Salisbury where he was very much involved with the Cathedral and life of the city.
Throughout his career, Malcolm has always had a keen interest in Art, History, and Music so following his retirement he was able to develop these interests to give illustrated lectures to numerous local groups including Rotary, U3A, and WI’s, and for the past 6 years has also given presentations on Cruise ships with Saga and Fred Olsen, sailing to exotic destinations around the World. His presentations are always compiled for as wide an audience as possible and include an amazing collection of images and usually incorporate musical interludes to accompany the subject.
Preparing for the Event
For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).
We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!
A very interesting talk. I had a slight interest in Alfred Sisley before, having looked at some of his paintings of the River Thames. I also saw a painting of his in an exhibition of impressionists at the Royal Academy. This talk brought these two strands together so I now know much more about Sisley. I love his paintings. Thank you very much.
Really enjoyed the talk, thank you. It was fascinating to find out about the artist and to see such a variety of his paintings.
This was my first time with Mirthy ,normally I listen and accept information but Malcolm's presentation was so informative and enjoyable , l loved the combination of art and music. It was a great experience . Thank you Malcolm.