James Gillray Artist and Satirist Study Day


Friday, May 10, 2024 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Yale Center for British Art, Study Room
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510

The visual and verbal brilliance of James Gillray’s finest prints mark him as arguably the first significant artist who made caricature his full-time occupation. In this workshop Tim Clayton will present several case studies using prints and drawings in Yale University collections to illustrate what is quintessentially ‘Gillray’ even where others contributed concepts or collaborated on production. Cartoonist Steve Bell will discuss the enduring legacy of James Gillray and why the artist’s work has remained such a powerful source for his own political cartoons.

Space is limited. This program is open by application. Applications will be reviewed and successful applicants notified on a rolling basis until April 19 as space permits.