Exhibition at Derby Cathedral

Inspired by the Masters is the title of September’s exhibition in the Sir Richard Morris Lounge at Derby Cathedral Centre, consisting of etchings and other work by Michael Howard.

The exhibition will be open until September 30 Monday to Saturday from 9am to 3.30pm.

Michael is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Programme Leader for Contemporary Art History at the Manchester Metropolitan University.

He has exhibited at the Royal Academy and his work is represented in private collections here and abroad. He has curated many exhibitions at the Lowry and Manchester Art Gallery.

Michael and his wife, the painter Ghislaine Howard, run a studio gallery in Glossop where they run week-end and one day courses.

Michael has published widely on European art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has written a book on Monet in association with the Musée Marmottan, Paris (www.marmottan.com) and his most recent book, on Van Gogh was published 2010.

Geoff Robson, Derby Cathedral exhibitions officer said: “He responds visually as well as verbally to the artists whose work he has studied and will, no doubt, surprise us with something unexpected.”

“Just as famous artists in the past, including Van Gogh, spent many hours depicting their own interpretation of the work of their predecessors we can look forward to how a contemporary artist re-interprets the work of the masters he has studied.”