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The Life and Works of Gwen John (1876-1939) – GI 22 011 (Face to Face)

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15 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: 15 November 2023
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Length of Course:
2 Wednesdays
Reference Code:
GI 23 011
Length of Course:
2 Wednesdays
Reference Code:
GI 23 011
£30.50 – £37.00
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


Inspired by the exhibition Gwen John: Art and Life in London and Paris (Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, 13 May – 8 October 2023), this course will aim to highlight Gwen John’s skill as an artist in her own right. Too long thought of as an appendage to her brother, Augustus, or as the lover of Rodin, Gwen John deserves to be seen anew.


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The Life and Works of Gwen John (1876-1939) – GI 22 011 (Face to Face)

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The Life and Works of Gwen John (1876-1939) – GI 22 011 (Face to Face)

Wednesday 22nd November @ 1:30pm

Gwen John, La Chambre sur la Cour, 1907 – 1908, oil on canvas, Yale Centre for British Art. 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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