The first retrospective of this important artist and much-loved local man. An illustrator, teacher and novelist, Allen Seaby (1867–1953) is well known for his bird and animal paintings. However, with increasing interest in early twentieth century printmaking, his role in introducing Japanese woodblock techniques to this country is exciting art historians.
Seaby was the longest serving Professor of Fine Art at Reading University and fondly remembered by students such as Kathleen Hale. Ageing bookworms may remember his children’s pony stories or his illustrations of birds and their eggs in the famous Ladybird book British Birds and Their Nests.
There will alsobe an opportunity to meet the authors, Martin Andrews and Robert Gillmor who will be signing copies of their book.
12:00 – 2:00pm
Reading Museum and Town Hall
Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
Exhibition continues until 22 March, 2015
Look out for Seaby related activities for adults and children in the New Year, including a study day ‘Art and Nature: the Work of Allen Seaby’ on Saturday 21 February 2015.