When Vincent Van Gogh arrived in Ramsgate in 1876 he was not yet a famous artist – indeed he was not yet any sort of artist. He was a failed art dealer, and failed suitor, who came here seeking a fresh start. He lodged in Spencer Square and taught maths and languages at a small school in Royal Road. His impressions of the school, the boys, and Ramsgate are relayed in letters home to his parents, and to his brother Theo. These letters form the core of a book ‘Vincent in Ramsgate’ – that will focus on celebrating the rich history and architectural heritage of our beautiful town, as seen through the eyes of the young Dutchman. Jacqui’s talk will illuminate some of the stories unearthed, in the preparation of this book project (that is richly-illustrated by local photographers, and endorsed by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam).
Jacqui is an accredited Arts Society lecturer who has devised and delivered countless courses, talks and events for the National Gallery and Wallace Collection. She has published on Heritage issues related to her specialisms of History of Dress, and History of Art and now writes and tutors online courses for Christie’s Education as well as working on completing her book ‘Vincent in Ramsgate’ with Graeme Campbell.
Tuesday 31st of August at 18:00
This event will be held online via Zoom
Ticket are available to purchase now from this link