Description - At Corsham by Robin Jesson
Bath Academy of Art, Corsham in the early 1950s was unique: a progressive liberal arts college with a small student body, housed in a splendid country house and taught by staff who were to figure among the great names of 20th-century British art, including Terry Frost, William Scott, Bryan Wynter and Peter Lanyon. Robin Jesson was one of those early students, and this is his memoir of the heady days when art students expected to make their careers as fine artists, and enjoyed an enviably high level of personal attention.
Including photographs of the staff, students and activities of the time, this is an intriguing glimpse into a long-lost form of artistic training.
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(246mm x 189mm x mm)
Publisher: Lasse Press
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Author Biography - Robin Jesson
After leaving Corsham Robin Jesson (b.1930) taught art and design in secondary schools, then helped develop an embryonic school of art at Stevenage College. For over 20 years he was Head of the Faculty of Art and Design (School of Art) at Barnet College, North London In He is the author of A Handbook for Art & Design (Longman, 1984), and still practises as a musician and artist.