Mont Blanc: The Summit Paintings - Grand Opening
In the summer of 2022, artist and AC member James Hart Dyke retraced the footsteps of famed mountain artist Gabriel Loppé. His aim? To paint as Loppé had, capturing the sunset view from the summit of Mont Blanc. In the process, James produced a series of paintings which captured his journey, including two works carried out from the summit itself.
James at work on Mont Blanc
On 5 December 2023, James's latest exhibition 'Mont Blanc: The Summit Paintings' will open at the Alpine Club's Charlotte Road premises, where his pictures from the climb will hang alongside one of Loppé's original summit paintings from 150 years ago. There will be the opportunity to meet James and to hear him discuss the experience of painting at altitude in a Q&A with the Club's Honorary Keeper of Pictures, William Mitchell.
The event is free to attend and open to all, but we do ask that you register your intention to attend using the form below.
Doors will open at 7PM for a 7:30PM start.
The exhibition will run from 28 November 2023 to 31 January 2024. Details on how to visit are available here.