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Salient. Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 26, No. 4. Monday, April 8, 1963

Poet Read Due

Poet Read Due

Sir Herbert Read is an eminent poet, critic and art historian. An expert in his subject, he is especially interested in abstract and modern art, its evolution and its meaning.

When he arrives at this university he will deliver 4 lectures entitled "Education Through Art," "Nature of Abstracts," "Limit of Painting," "Beauty and Ugliness" and one poetry reading between April 22 and May 1.

Sir Herbert has a most distinguished record. The son of a Yorkshire farmer, he studied at Leeds University until the outbreak of World War One, when he served as an Infantry Officer on the Continent. After the war he specialised in stained glass and ceramics and in 1931 became Professor of Pine Arts at Edinburgh University.

He has also written numerous studies on poetry and art as well as several books of poetry.