Arts Society Huddersfield

Arts Society Huddersfield / Events / Thu 18 Feb 2021

Vincent Van Goch: Madman or Genius

Vincent Van Goch: Madman or Genius

Vincent Van Gogh - Madman or Genius. Lecture delivered by Anthony Russell

It would seem that there has never been fascination in an artist to rival the Dutchman who simply signed his work 'Vincent'. We are all aware of the recent exhibitions and the remarkable prices realised for this humble artist's work. Most of us appreciate the beauty of his efforts but how much to we know about the man himself? This lecture considers exactly why, despite barely selling a painting and his sudden death in poverty, no art historian today denies his genius. There are extraordinary, little know facts to be revealed, while enjoying the remarkable range of his talent. Though seeming so extreme and exceptional, the tragic story of his loveless life is deeply moving and his humanity makes a lasting impression.

Anthony Russell has travelled much of the world, combining painting with tour lecturing principally to American university students on bespoke tours. He spent six years as a consultant for Luke Hughes and travelled the country advising on the furniture needs of prestigious buildings, including museums, palaces, schools and cathedrals. Anthony is now based in London and spends much of his time lecturing and undertaking research, while assisting at the British Museum with outreach events and visiting lecturers.

Event Location

Delivered via Zoom to members at 7.30pm

Guests are welcome to a maximum of 2 lectures at a charge of £5.00 each time. Please email Richard Brown at

who will send you the link and payment details.

Telephone: 07799 333 240

Event Details

Age group