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12 November 2019Art and Architecture of the American West
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Art and Architecture of the American West Roger Mitchell MA (Oxon) Tuesday 12 November 2019

This is an unusual and fascinating Special Interest Day. The morning sessions outline the history, explore the terrain and examine the buildings which range from Anasazi Cliff Dwellings and Spanish Missions to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. En route, there will be log cabins and ‘Victorian’ towns; the morning will end with two 20th century creations – mid-century modernism at Palm Springs and the success of excess at Las Vegas. 

In the afternoon we will look at the art, starting with figurative painters and sculptors like Remington and Russell and moving on to landscape painters like Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) and Thomas Moran (1837-1926). Explorers as well as artists, their paintings do justice to the extraordinary landscapes of the West. They are great names in American Art but hardly known on this side of the Atlantic. 

Roger studied History at Oxford and Fine Art at Leeds. Awarded Churchill Fellowship to travel and study in USA. Former College Vice-Principal who now lectures for University of Liverpool and for Adult Residential Colleges. Organises and leads country house study tours, and tries to find time to do research on British and American Country Houses.