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The Life, Times and Art Collection of Peggy Guggenheim – GI 19 750 (Online)

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2 September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 9 September 2020

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

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Date: 2 September 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Length of Course:
2 Wednesdays
Cost:
£28.50 – £34.25
Reference Code:
GI 19 750

Overview

Peggy Guggenheim (1898-1979) described herself as an ‘art addict’. This course will consider how she aimed to set herself apart from her relatives and their focus on business by collecting art and travelling in avant-garde circles. Peggy’s art collections all reflected her own distinct style and taste (she championed artists including Kandinsky, Pollock and Tanguy) and her private life was as colourful as the art she collected. 

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The Life, Times and Art Collection of Peggy Guggenheim

Peggy Guggenheim in Paul Poiret Couture and Vera Stravinsky Headdress, Paris, 1924. Image source: Guggenheim.org

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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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