Modernists & Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters

Martin Gayford

Chair: Hannah Rothschild

05/03/2019 7:00 pm
Kings Place, Hall 2

Painting in London in the post-WWII years is a story of friendships and shared experiences. Drawing on first-hand interviews, acclaimed art historian Martin Gayford, in conversation with Hannah Rothschild, examined the interwoven lives of artists such as Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach and David Hockney, and the teachers and contemporaries, including David Bomberg and Jackson Pollock, who influenced them in their quest to explore the boundaries of art, always posing the question, ‘what can painting do?’.

In Association with STATE-F22


Martin Gayford

Martin Gayford is art critic for the Spectator and author of acclaimed books on Van Gogh, Constable and Micheangelo. Modernists & Mavericks is his latest book.

Hannah Rothschild

Hannah Rothschild is a writer and film director. Her documentary feature films have appeared on the BBC and HBO and at international film festivals. She sits on several Boards of Trustees and is engaged in many philanthropic projects. Her earlier book:The Baroness – The Search for Nica the Rebellious Rothschild, was published in many countries.