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An Artist's Best Friend

The Dog in Art

by Alexandra Epps

Monday 27th March 2023

Dogs are man’s most loyal friend. They are often used in art, as in life, to project our ambitions and anxieties. From the poignancy of Landseer, Queen Victoria’s favourite animal painter, to the dachshunds of Bonnard and Picasso, the whippets of Freud and many more, explore how dogs have provided inspiration, solace and companionship throughout the history of art.


Alexandra Epps has been to speak to us many times. She's an Official Guide and Lecturer at Tate Modern, Tate Britain,  Guildhall Art Gallery and Pallant House Gallery. A qualified Guide to the City of London, offering lectures and walks about many aspects of the arts for societies, corporations and private individuals. She was a co-author of the book Lord Mayors' Portraits 1983-2014 (2015). Alexandra’s background is in design having practised as a graphic designer running her own design consultancy for many years. She has a BA from Saint Martins School of Art and an MA from the London College of Printing.

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