News - Clarence in the UK press

Écrit par Marcus Bicknell le .

fitzwilliam floral fantasies poster compressedI came across this interview for the first time today even thought it came out last year. It is quite a useful record of Clarence's notoriety in the UK.

Here is someone with great talent totally ignored because he didn’t live in Britain or seek publicity but just created art for the pleasure of doing it.” Artist, botanist, archaeologist, humanitarian, Esperanto enthusiast, Clarence Bicknell remains another story of Victorian genius needing to be told. This is certainly the view of Marcus Bicknell, the great-grand nephew of Clarence who has been devoted to uncovering the mysteries of his ancestor since 2012, a view more recently shared by the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge who have included a selection of his art in their upcoming collection Floral Fantasies [poster, right] running from the 5th June to the 9th September 2018.  We interviewed Marcus Bicknell, head of the Association Clarence Bicknell to gain a unique perspective on the life of Clarence and why it is important to reflect on his legacy."

The publication TCS stands for The Cambridge Student and the interview was by a fine arts student Blanca Schofield-Legorburo with the help of Alicia Lethbridge

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