Hodges Center to host free lecture on John Constable

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges University kicks off its summer term by hosting a free lecture on 19th century English artist, John Constable. The lecture will be held at the Barrington Terrace Learning Center, 5175 Tamiami Trail East, in Naples on Monday, June 27 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

The beautiful landscapes of the English countryside from artist John Constable are some of his most beloved works. This class will examine his life and his romantic but realistic paintings which have earned him a place - along with J.M.W. Turner - as one of the two greatest British landscape painters. Although his paintings are now among the most popular and valuable in British art, Constable was never financially successful and did not become a member of the establishment until he was elected to the Royal Academy at the age of 52. He sold more paintings in France than in his native England.

The session is free of charge and reservations are not required. For more information, please contact Christine Wheeler at (239) 598-6210.

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