Edwin Butler Bayliss: Poet Painter of the Black CountryWolverhampton Art Gallery
19 January 2013 - 27 April 2013
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An exhibition of work by Edwin Butler Bayliss will illustrate his importance as one of the few 19th century painters of the industrial landscape.
The son of a local ironmaster, his inspiration came from the factories and mines of the Black Country, particularly the area around Bilston and Tipton close to the Hickman furnaces.
Also featured in this exhibition are the works of Butler Bayliss’ contemporaries including William Sidney Causer (1876- 1958), Richard Samuel Chattock (1825 – 1906) and Joseph Vickers de Ville (1856– 1925). Present-day artists Robert Perry, Brian Steventon, Paul Hipkiss, and Arthur Lockwood will also have work on display.
An illustrated publication to accompany the exhibition is for sale in the Gallery shop and online from the Staffordshire Gifts website.
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Watch Dr Connie Wan talk about the exhibition..
Included as part of this exhibition is a special study day ART AND THE BLACK COUNTRY on Saturday 23 March 10.30am- 4pm at Wolverhampton Art Gallery to celebrate the influence of the Black Country and its changing landscape and industry on artists both past and present.
The day features a variety of insightful talks by historians and a contemporary artist.
10.30 – 10.45: Introduction
10.45 - 11.45: Dr Malcolm Dick (University of Birmingham) – Depictions of the Black Country in the Eighteenth Century
11.45 – 12.45: Dr Connie Wan (WAG) - Edwin Butler Bayliss: Poet Painter of the Black Country
12.45 – 1.30: Lunch
1.30 – 2.30: Michael Hall (Francis Brett Young Society) – Francis Brett Young
2.30 – 3.30: Brian Steventon RBSA – On-site artist at Black Country Living Museum
3.30 – 4.00: Closing remarks/additional questions
Tickets: £25 per person (includes lunch and refreshments). To ensure your place on this event please book online or call the gallery on 01902 552055.