Rother Valley Decorative and Fine Arts Society

ON Monday, April 15, a lecture is to be given by Ann Clements, BA, FRSA entitled, Like Mother, like Son: the lives and Art of Suzanne Valadon and Maurice Utrillo.

Utrillo was born to Valadon when she was only 18, by an unknown father. She painted portraits, still life and bold, challenging nudes. Utrillo’s finest works depict the streets of Paris.

Ann has wide experience lecturing both at home and abroad. Earlier work includes cataloguing English watercolours and drawings for the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, research for the Paul Mellon Foundation and university lecturing.

Forthcoming Visits: Wednesday, April 24 – A visit to Arundel Castle (a conducted tour) seat of the Duke of Norfolk.

Tickets available at the above meeting.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, but would like to be included in any visit or require any further information, please contact the telephone number (or email address) below for further details.

We meet at the Arthur Easton Centre, in the grounds of St Michael’s Hospice, Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards on the third Monday every month (except July and August) at 2.30pm.

Visitors are always welcome (£5pp). For further details please telephone: Glenis Malone 01424 435629 or email: glenis_malone@yahoo.co.uk.