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Tim Marlow in conversation with Michael Peppiatt

Friends Week


● Fully booked

Tuesday 21 May 2019
6.30 — 7.30pm

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Michael Peppiatt

Tim Marlow hosts an evening of conversation with English art historian, curator and writer, Michael Peppiatt, discussing his most recent novel ‘The Existential Englishman’.

Internationally respected as an expert on 20th-century art, we welcome Michael Peppiatt to the Academicians’ Room this May as part of Friends Week.

Join us for this special in conversation with our Artistic Director, Tim Marlow, as the pair discuss Michael’s career and key themes within his most recent novel, The Existential Englishman - both a memoir and an intimate portrait of Paris ­– a city that can enchant, exhilarate and exasperate in equal measure.

Michael Peppiatt began his career in 1964 while still a student at Cambridge University (where he edited Cambridge Opinion) by writing exhibition reviews for the London Observer.

Despite the offer of a permanent post on the paper, Michael left England, spending a year in Barcelona and Madrid before moving in 1966 to Paris, where he took up a job at Réalités magazine. In 1969 he joined the daily Le Monde as an arts and literary editor for three years. Through the 1970s, Michael reported on cultural events across Europe for the New York Times and the Financial Times, becoming Paris correspondent for a wide range of art magazines such as Art News, Connaissance des Arts and Art International, where he was appointed Senior Editor (1978-84).

Michael became owner and editor of Art International in 1985 date, and has published over twenty books on modern art. His curatorial career has seen him realise shows for artists including Francis Bacon, Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miró, Antoni Tàpies and many more.

Taking place throughout Friends Week, we are offering Friends of the RA a unique opportunity to gain insight to the inner workings of the Royal Academy through talks, tours, workshops, stories and anecdotes from the experts.

This event is open to members of the Academicians’ Room, Friends of the RA and RA250 Friends and RA250 Supporters.

Members of the Academicians’ Room, please call 020 7300 8090 to book. Friends of the RA can book by phone or online.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Tuesday 21 May 2019

6.30 — 7.30pm

The Academicians' Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts