Public Sculpture of Lancashire and Cumbria
Public Sculpture of Lancashire and Cumbria, is Dr David Cross’ sixth book and the 19th volume in a national series. He will talk about his fieldwork and research for it, selecting work ranging from 1000 AD to the present, and he will consider thorny questions relating to the commissioning, restoring and even demolition of works in public spaces.
Dr David Cross was born in Barrow-in-Furness, and is an independent art historian, with degrees from Durham and Lancaster Universities. An honorary research fellow of University College, Durham, he has lectured and published extensively, and he is the most recent biographer of George Romney.He has been writing and lecturing for 30 years and his many books and journals include Cumbrian Brothers and Dear Mary, Love Percy, two separate editions of the illustrated letters from Percy Kelly to the poet Norman Nicholson and the curator Mary Birkett