Welcome to The Arts Society: Sparkenhoe

February 5 2018





At the end of the 19th century, New York was enjoying unprecedented growth.Gleaming new skyscrapers, the squalor of teeming tenements & the struggle to survive in this rapidly changing city became rich pickings for a young group of artists seeking new inspiration. For the "Ashcan school" nobility was                  found not just in the grandiose buildings of this                booming city but in the daily lives of the                           labourers who built it.

Brian Healey taught modern languages & had a successful parallel career as a professional artist & interior designer. He has lectured on art history in many countries & most recently extended this to art guiding through important towns & museums in continental Europe.