Stanley Picker’s house is a time capsule of the 1960s
Set in a quiet cul-de-sac on Kingston Hill, the Picker House was completed in 1968. It was designed to display Stanley Picker’s very individual collection of twentieth-century sculptures and paintings. These are sited not only in the house and garden gallery but also in the garden where they contribute to the atmosphere of this very special place.
In 1976, Picker set up the Stanley Picker Trust www.stanleypickertrust.org to encourage young artists at what was then Kingston College of Art. As an enthusiastic patron of the arts, Picker often bought several works from artists when he particularly liked their work. He enjoyed supporting aspiring artists, so the collection of paintings and sculpture is wide-ranging.
Picker died in 1982 and left his house, gallery and his art collection to the Trust. As well as maintaining the house and collection, the trustees provide bursaries to students studying art, drama, music and dance who would otherwise be unable to afford vocational training.
This two-hour guided tour takes place on Thursday, 13 September 2018 from 11am to 1pm. It is offered free of charge to LEAH tutors. There are 12 places available so please book yours by emailing email@example.com.