Roderic O'Conor: Gauguin's Irish friend

Monday 3 September, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Jonathan Benington

Admission free, donations welcome

When Paul Gauguin met the Irish artist Roderic O'Conor he described him as 'one man of Samoa', identifying him as a kindred spirit with a track record of breaking with convention

Jonathan Benington traces the development of O'Conor's work exploring his engagement with the methods of Seurat, Van Gogh, and the Symbolists.

Jonathan Benington is an art historian, curator, and author of 'Roderic O'Conor: A Biography with a Catalogue of His Work' and 'William Scott: Simplicity and Subject'.

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Supported by the John Armitage Charitable Trust

Image above: Detail from  Paul Gauguin, Faa Iheihe, 1898