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Past Events

Past EventsMonday, February 23

Suzanne Perlman: An Artist’s Life

Suzanne Perlman
Chair: Philip Vann

The intensity of Budapest-born Suzanne Perlman’s paintings matches that of her illustrious life. Now 91, her career has spanned many decades and numerous locations, including Austria, Mexico and the southern Caribbean island of Curaçao. Having adopted London as her home, her love affair with the capital is visible in every brush stroke. She talks to David Glasser, director of the Ben Uri Gallery.  

Suzanne Perlman is a London-based, Budapest-born painter.  She and her Dutch husband fled Europe during World War II and settled on the island of Curaçao. The Caribbean light has continued to influence her colour palette even in London.

Philip Vann is author of the critically-acclaimed Face to Face: British Self-Portraits in the Twentieth Century (2004), and numerous books and catalogues on modern British and Irish art, including monographs on Dora Holzhandler, Cyril Power, William Crozier, Greg Tricker and Keith Vaughan. He lives in Cambridge.

Book by emailing or telephoning 020 7446 8771 (10.30am to 5.30pm Monday 15th December – Thursday 18th December and from Monday 5th January every weekday 10.30am – 5.30pm). You can also purchase a ticket at the museum on the day, subject to availability. 

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