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Spanning the turbulent twentieth century from the Cubist masterpieces of Picasso to Pop of Warhol, this six-week course will examine the ways in which art was transformed in the prelude to and aftermath of the two World Wars. Participants learn to interpret and understand art in the context of a period which saw the birth of what many people now regard as quintessentially ‘modern’ art. Led by Consultant Lecturer Dr James Hicks, a complimentary guided visit to Tate Modern is included.

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  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    Day Course: 10.00 am - 12.15 pm.
    Date: 9th, 16th, 23rd May, 6th, 13th, 20th June (term break 30th May).
    Venue: the course will take place at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3EE.
  • Faculty


    Dr James Hicks, Consultant Lecturer, Sotheby’s Institute of Art
    PhD, University of Hertfordshire; MA, History of Art, Goldsmiths; BA History of Art, James Madison University.

    Dr James Hicks is a Consultant Lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. His interests lie in British art history as well as modern and contemporary visual culture. At Sotheby's Institute James has lectured on the history of fine art, modern and contemporary art, and the culture of London's art fairs. In addition to his work at Sotheby’s Institute, he lectures at the Tate galleries and the National Portrait Gallery. He also lectures at James Madison University and Pepperdine University on humanities and visual culture. He has contributed to such publications as Tate's Galleries Handbook.
  • Course Fees

    Course Fees

    £550 ( £500 if booked by 10 April, 2017)

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