Events Calendar

William Mitchell: Gabriel Loppé - Peintre-Alpiniste:
Tuesday 10 July 2018, 07:30pm
Contact Derek Buckle
Tuesday 10 July 2018

 As a prolific artist and mountaineer, Gabriel Loppé (1825-1913) was the first painter to have depicted what the French call la haute montagne. He was the founder of the peintre-alpiniste school of painting. Through climbing friendships with our founding members, Leslie Stephen and Alfred Wills, Loppé was made an honorary member of the Alpine Club in 1864 where he would exhibit his paintings from 1873 to 1910. Loppé was in the prime of his life when mountaineering and painting -en plein air- were becoming popular activities.  William Mitchell, an art dealer, climber and AC member has written the first book in English about Loppé which will be available at his talk.


Location London
55/56 Charlotte Road