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Edward Seago: From the Circus to Sandringham James Russell Tuesday 26 November 2019

Edward Seago (1910-74) was an immensely popular oil painter and watercolourist who was overlooked by critics.

He overcame childhood illness before running away with the circus. He mixed in aristocratic circles, making friends among the Royal family, enjoyed a colourful wartime career and took a trip to Antarctica aboard the Royal Yacht!

Seago is much loved by artists and in this lecture, we explore a number of his finest oil paintings and watercolours in detail, looking at his choice of subject, design and technique.

The lecturer is the author of ‘Edward Seago’, the definitive account of the artist’s life and work.