Art and the First World War

Ann Marie Michel

North West
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Paid: 65 including expenses
17th August 2017
Art | Culture | Great War | Military

This is a richly illustrated (colour slides) 45 minute talk about how WWI affected art and artists. Using the current commemorations as a hook, this talk explores key figures, ideas and art movements to show the impact the conflict had and the lasting changes that came about as a result of artists' exposure to war.

It's a new angle on a current historical topic and offers a lively overview of an important period. Educational, but pitched to a layman's knowledge and interest level, with time for questions afterwards.

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About Ann Marie Michel

I am an American journalist based in the North West for the last 16 years. I have written extensively on art themes for radio documentaries and the New York-based art magazine ARTnews, and now speak regularly to such groups as the WI, National Women's Register, Probus, Masonic Lodges, U3A and various other community leisure groups. I have a colourful background including years of radio broadcasting in the Netherlands and Switzerland, so I am a professional and engaging speaker. I have travelled extensively for my work and am multi-lingual. I have also worked as writer-in-residence at HMP Lancaster Castle (it closed as a prison in 2011) and I am now part of the Regional Heritage Centre at Lancaster University.

I live in the beautiful Lune Valley village of Wray and travel within approximately one hour radius for live speaking engagements. For those further afield, I am available via Zoom. Please contact me to discuss your needs - you won't be disappointed.

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