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Professor Liz Rideal (Painting) has been invited to give the first Milein Cosman public lecture on the art of drawing.

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MIlein Cosman Inaugural Lecture poster
MIlein Cosman Inaugural Lecture poster, 2024

The talk, Rules flouted, rules obeyed: drawing at the Slade, will discuss drawings included in the Slade Drawing 150 anniversary book (published in 2022) by Slade artists past and present, including former student Milein Cosman.

Copies of Slade Drawing 150, will be on sale after the lecture, at a special price of £20.00 each.

Slade Drawing 150 is also available as downloadable pdf.

This event is organised jointly by The Cosman Keller Art and Music Trust and the Slade School of Fine Art.

We are grateful to The Cosman Keller Art and Music Trust for supporting this lecture and The Milein Cosman Scholarship for Drawing at the Slade School of Fine Art.

Milein Cosman

Milein arrived at the Slade in 1939, just as war broke out, as a Jewish refugee from Düsseldorf in Germany. She was interviewed in the Slade’s imposing building in London, but by the time she started her studies the Slade had been evacuated to Oxford, where it was temporarily amalgamated with the Ruskin School of Drawing. Milein spent a magical few years in Oxford, where her studio became a gathering place for poets and musicians as well as artists — an imaginative haven from the loss and destruction of the war.

Details and booking

Date: 24 April 2024, 6:00–7:00 pm

Venue: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.

Free, reserve via Eventbrite.

*Please note this event will be recorded.