Englemere Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Englemere Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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Englemere DFAS is a member of NADFAS (the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) the leading arts charity established for furthering knowledge and appreciation of the arts.

  • Based in ASCOT, Berkshire with a thriving and lively membership of 200+.
  • Monthly lecture meetings held on the second Tuesday evening of each month (except August and December).
  • Regular visits to stately homes, museums, exhibitions. In addition an annual guided tour in the UK or abroad.
  • The Lecturers are approved by NADFAS and are of high quality and are experts in their own field.
  • We welcome those interested in joining the Society.  

Please explore this website to find out more. Do get in touch using the Contact Us form by clicking here. Why not come and experience one of our lectures?


preceded by AGM

Foreigners in London 1520 - 1677: The Artists that Changed the Course of British Art

Tuesday, 12th September 2017

at St George's School, Ascot.

Reception from 7:00 pm.

AGM starts at 7:30 pm

Lecture commences at approximately 7:45 p.m.

Why were foreign painters preferred by the aristocracy in London to native-born English painters and why did foreigners come in the first place?  Leslie Primo returns to trace the influence of foreign artists who came to England during the Tudor period through to Renaissance and Baroque.  Leslie is a graduate of Art History with an MA in Renaissance Studies.  He worked at the National Gallery in London for 15 years, and has taught a variety of art history courses at Reading University.

For more information click here or select "Lectures" in the blue ribbon, above.