Walker Art Gallery: Ronald Wright in Conversation

16 November

14.00

Join us for a weekend of events which contextualize Hockney’s early works considering aspects of gay life in the 1950s and 1960s. In partnership with National Museums Liverpool

Rupert Smith explores the world of Ronald Wright, spiritualist writer, gay magazine illustrator, celebrity portrait artist, author, artist’s model and psychic medium, Wright contributed to the burgeoning ‘Physique’ and ‘Men’s Interest’ magazine industry. His artwork featured in many of the internationally renowned publications including Fizeek, Adonis, Sir Gay and Body Beautiful. Imprisoned for being gay in 1959, he was released a year later and began a successful career as artists model, most notably posing as ‘the body’ of Rudolf Nureyev for a Madam Tussaud’s waxwork.

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