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Pitmen Painters: The Ashington Group 1934-1984 book

£13.95

Pitmen Painters: The Ashington Group 1934-1984 book

£13.95

The Ashington Group first met in October 1934 through the Workers’ Education Association to study ‘something different’: an art appreciation course. The group was largely made up of men and women working in the local area and none had experienced galleries or real works of art. Their tutor, Professor Robert Lyon encouraged them to learn art by producing it for themselves. The group painted a record of a mid 20th century mining community. They painted realistic, everyday subjects from their own perspective. Billy Elliot writer, Lee Hall was inspired by the Ashington Group story and wrote the play ‘The Pitmen Painters’ which has now been performed around the world.

  • 179 page paperback
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 240mm
  • ISBN 9780955413827

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