Monday 21 June, 2021
Join Author Susan Soyinka to hear her compelling account of the life and work of Albert Reuss (1889 -1975), a Jewish painter and sculptor who developed a uniquely individual style.
Born in Vienna, he emigrated to England in 1938, losing many members of his family, all his possessions, and the reputation he had built up as an artist prior to his departure. Helped to escape from Vienna by Cornishman and Quaker, John Sturge Stephens, Reuss continued to work as an artist in England although his style changed dramatically, reflecting the trauma he had suffered.
Reuss held numerous exhibitions in galleries throughout England and in 1948, he and his wife Rosa moved to Mousehole where they established the ARRA Gallery.
This talk about exile and survival coincides with World Refugee Day on 20 June 2021.
Free tickets can be booked via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/albert-reuss-in-mousehole-the-artist-as-refugee-talk-by-susan-soyinka-tickets-158099322329?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch