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From Venice to Sheffield - Ruskin's Passion for Art - NOW CANCELLED Simon Seligman Thursday 23 April 2020

Inspired by the bicentenary of the birth of John Ruskin in 2019, Simon Seligman explores what links Ruskin's love of Venice and his remarkable gift to Sheffield, to paint a portrait of this singular visionary. As a writer, teacher, artist, collector, patron and critic, Ruskin was perhaps the most complete polymath of the 19th century.


Simon Seligman studied art and architectural history at Warwick University, including a semester in Venice. Also a Graduate of Attingham Summer School, he worked from 1991 until 2010 at Chatsworth, in a variety of roles, latterly as Head of Commuications. He has lectured about Chatsworth, the Devonshire Collection and associated topics, throughout the UK and on several US tours (including the Metropolitan Museum and the National Gallery of Art) and has given numerous public presentations and interviews with the late Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire. Alongside his lecturing, working part time for John Ruskin's charity, the Guild of St. George, he is also a trustee of three arts festivals and and a Life Coach in private practice.