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REPEAT COURSE: Paintings of the Art Institute of Chicago – GI 23 079 (Face to Face)

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29 November 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT

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Tutor: Tammy Ellis BA (Hons) (Lon) BA (Hons) (Surrey)

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Date: 29 November 2023
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Length of Course:
2 Wednesdays
Reference Code:
GI 23 079
£30.50 – £37.00
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


Founded in 1879, the Art Institute of Chicago played an important part in the reconstruction of Chicago as a creative and progressive city, following the city’s devastating fire in 1871. As a global museum, the collection of paintings reflects a diverse range of artists from Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757) to Grant Wood (1891-1942) and Gerhard Richter (b. 1932).

Please note: due to popular demand, this is a repeat course of Paintings of the Art Institute of Chicago (GI 23 008) taking place on 11 and 18 October 2023.


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REPEAT COURSE: Paintings of the Art Institute of Chicago – GI 23 079 (Face to Face)

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Wednesday 6th December @ 10:00am

Grant Wood, American Gothic, 1930, oil on board, Art Institute of Chicago. Photo: Google Arts Project.


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About the Speaker

Tammy Ellis

Tammy was born in London and raised for some years in the North of England. She returned to her roots in 1982 to attend the University of London to read a degree in French and German and, more importantly, this is where she met her husband.

Whilst languages remain an important part of her life, and she still teaches both French and German up to A level, her main passion is Art History. Tammy has been a lecturer in Art History at The Guildford Institute since graduating from the University of Surrey in 2007. Her main interests lie in 19th, 20th and 21st Century art and her aim has always been to make art accessible and ‘food for the soul’.

Over the past four years Tammy has also been involved in art tours to France, Ireland and Liverpool and has given guided visits of Tate Britain. She thoroughly enjoy the level of interaction that these trips bring. Tammy also lectures privately to groups and gives ‘one-off’ talks on art.

Tammy has three wonderful children, two dogs and a horse and they all keep her very busy! When she does have a moment’s peace, she loves to bake and read books for her book club.


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