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RUSKIN AND THE PRERAPHELITES Mr Patrick Conner Wednesday 08 May 2019

In 1848 bent on reforming the fatal decline they perceived in post-Renaissance British art, seven young men formed a brotherhood.  In the face of fierce criticism, they were championed by John Ruskin whose association with the Pre-Raphaelites left his personal life in disorder but brought the crusading artists the recognition which they still enjoy today. 

Patrick Conner was previously Keeper of Fine Art at the Royal Pavilion, Art Gallery & Museums, Brighton (1975-86) and a teacher at Marlborough College (1970-71). He is the author of several books including 'Savage Ruskin' and 'Oriental Architecture in the West' and is currently Director of the Martyn Gregory Gallery, London.