Thursday 18th October 2018
Artists were never far behind the explorers who opened up the west of America in the C19th century and they have left us a powerful, if romanticized, record of the country and the people that the settlers found. The opening of the ‘wild west’ is a story on a big sale and it seems appropriate that among the pictures illustrating the lecture are some of the largest and most grandiloquent paintings of the era.
Tony Faber has written two works of narrative non-fiction – Stradivarius and Faberge’s Eggs and is currently working on his first novel. He was previously a banker, management consultant and publisher. He remains on the board of the company founded by his grandfather, Faber and Faber and is Chairman of its sister company, Faber Music.