Wednesday 9th May at 8.00pm, Chalfont St Giles Parish Church HP8 4QF

Dr Graham Twemlow: Chiltern Landscapes: the Art & Design of John & Paul Nash

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Graham Twemlow 2018

In the last months of the First World War John and Paul Nash were appointed official war artists and began work on a series of large paintings which were to form the basis of a proposed war memorial. The work was carried out in a studio they set up on a farm in Chalfont St Peter.

    Decorative arts historian Graham Twemlow’s illustrated talk will celebrate the work of the Nash brothers, focusing on their association with the Chilterns. Their childhood, in the early decades of the 20th century, was spent in Iver Heath where the Buckinghamshire countryside was to have a profound effect on their work throughout their lives.

    The talk will also give prominence to the major contribution  they made to the applied arts, exploring examples of their woodcuts, textiles, illustrations and poster designs.

The majority of Dr Graham Twemlow’s career has been as a graphic design educator in the university sector. In recent years he has changed direction to concentrate on design history and decorative arts subjects, first gaining an MA in Fine Arts Valuation, and later a PhD from the University of Reading on the American artist and designer, Edward McKnight Kauffer.

 An experienced speaker, he has given talks at venues such as the Royal Society of Arts, London, the Grolier Club, New York, Christie’s South Kensington, the River & Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames, and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. As a writer he contributes to a variety of journals. His recent publishing credits include a role as a specialist consultant, editor and contributing author to the highly acclaimed Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design.