Art Lunchtime Talk
Keith Vaughan: A Life in Notebooks and Drawings
The painter Keith Vaughan was a prodigious draughtsman throughout his career. He was also a writer and published extracts from his journals in Penguin New Writing.
The catalogue of his Whitechapel retrospective in 1962 culminated in the volume Notebooks and Drawings published by Alan Ross in 1966.
This talk looks at some of the themes that appear in both drawings and writings showing Vaughan’s preoccupation with the representation of the nude and pictorial space as well as with poetry and sex.
Colin Cruise is Research Lecturer in the School of Art, Aberystwyth University. He was the curator for two exhibitions on Pre-Raphaelite art for Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and is the author of Pre-Raphaelite Drawing (Thames & Hudson 2011).