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BETTY JOEL: GLAMOUR AND INNOVATION IN 1930s FURNITURE DESIGN CLIVE STEWART-LOCKART Wednesday 02 September 2020

LECTURE STARTS AT 2.15 pm

Note earlier starting time

At the 37 club, Puriton, TA7 8AD

Betty Joel, born Mary Stewart Lockhart, ran a furniture making and design business. At its peak, in the 1920s and 30s, Betty Joel Ltd employed 50 craftsmen and had showrooms in Knightsbridge. With no formal training, she created, through a flair for branding and marketing, the leading furnishing company of the day in London. The talk explores her early life and marriage to David Joel, and her exhibitions, and projects. Her clients included royalty, high society, politicians, banks, hotels (such as the Savoy in London) as well as film companies and theatres. The style and glamour of 1930s' design is brought to life and retells the story of a determined woman in a world still run by men. 

Clive studied on the Sotheby's Works of Art course and has now been working in the fine art world for 40 years. Managing Director of Woolley and Wallis, the UK's leading regional auctioneers in Salisbury, he has been a specialist on the BBC Antiques Roadshow for over 20 years. He has also lectured on cruise ships as well as for many other groups, and recently published a major article in the Journal of the Decorative Arts Society on Betty Joel.

https://www.woodworkersinstitute.com/furniture-cabinetmaking/features/profiles/europe/betty-joel-from-arts-and-crafts-to-modernism/

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