Lunchtime Art Talk: Albert Reuss in Mousehole - The Artist as Refugee with Susan Soyinka and Barbara Warnock

Wednesday 15th November 13:00 - 14:00 at London - Gower Street

Artist Albert Reuss fled Nazi-occupied Austria in 1938, losing much of his family and everything he owned. He escaped to England where, sensitive to past experiences, he painted extraordinary and haunting images - work that was shown in municipal galleries up and down the country. In 1948, with his beloved wife Rosa, Reuss moved to Mousehole in Cornwall, where he lived in isolation, painting for the rest of his life.

John Halkes, Director of the Newlyn Orion Galleries (1974-1990) has written that art offers a better record of history than many other sources. And it is through his art that Albert Reuss addresses the nightmare of totalitarian politics, the persecution of minorities, the loneliness of refugees and life in exile. His life and works, however, also remind us of the indomitable spirit of the artist through the ages.

Susan Soyinka's new biography reclaims previously lost documents that give life and substance to this reclusive artist, his paintings and his life.

In conversation with Susan this lunchtime, Barbara Warnock of the Wiener Library discusses the broader context of the artist as refugee.

£5 (£3 student) tickets are available online via Ticketscript, by telephone 020 7636 1577 and in-store.

Further details: 020 636 1577

London - Gower Street Waterstones, London - Gower Street
Wednesday 15th November 13:00 - 14:00

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