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Tim Stimson

Tim’s involvement in art began with the practical; for a number of years he was a professional painter/ ceramicist in Scotland and Wales, before returning to university to study literature and the history of art, then training to teach adults.

For the last 30 years Tim has been a freelance cultural/art historian, specialising in 17th and 19th century art and society. Tim has recently completed a second lecture tour of Australia.

Tim has lectured for a number of universities, including Cambridge University, and now lectures for the WEA, The Arts Society (previously known as NADFAS) and The Art Fund, and presents residential study courses in Britain and Europe.

“Having lectured on Edward Lear for over 20 years, he has become an old and dear friend of mine, whom I am delighted to introduce to audiences around the world.”

Edward Lear’s “Book of Nonsense” has never been out of print, but what isn’t realised often is that he made his living producing topographical watercolours of great delicacy. “A man of original and versatile genius”: ornithologist, diarist, musician, traveller- this warm and delightful human-being expressed his simple philosophy through timeless humour.

I will present Illustrated lectures focussing on his biography with quotations from his writings throughout.

Tim Stimson is on the following tours: