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Dr Peter Bryden (Art History)

  • Victorian Art Expert from Sussex
  • Has a degree in Biochemistry and Physiology
  • Qualified as a doctor and practiced as a GP in Hastings until 2010
  • Awarded an MA in History of Art in 2012.
  • Specialises in Victorian Art and wrote his dissertation on Social Realist Art and the ‘Victorian Poverty Industry’.

Plundering the gothic gradeur, industrial ingenuity and rigorous revivals of the Victorian era is both informative and valuable to us. Perhaps it is because it reminds us of some of the most ambitious and powerful works that, in many cases, are even more valued today due to, shall we say, certain errors in judgement or just experimentation over the intervening 20th Century.

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