I’m an art historian, writer and lecturer based in London.
I teach art history and theory on postgraduate courses for Christie’s Education, London, and write on art for numerous publications. My principal interest is in public engagement in contemporary art and art history.
Simply the best art trip around. Ben Street’s guided views are beautifully planned, thought-provoking and enormous fun.
Ben draws on his vast knowledge across a very broad spectrum of art history and delivers his talks with ease, moving seamlessly between artists and periods of history. He caters for the connoisseur as well as the novice. His delivery is superbly crafted; peppered with teasers leaving the art lover wanting more! Gifted, passionate, knowledgeable, humorous with a reservoir of intimate details about the artists’ lives - something that one simply will not find in any book!
Ben is an incredibly passionate art historian who is very diligent and generous with his knowledge. The difference I find with Ben compared to other historians, not only is he super fun and witty, but that he genuinely cares about how best to inspire someone about an artist or an artwork, so that we do not prejudge them. The desire and the ability to do that can only come from someone who truly loves art!
Ben has such an unpretentious, engaging manner and his enthusiasm and expertise are a joy to watch and be part of.
Ben’s enthusiasm is infectious and his relaxed approach belies an impressive knowledge and understanding of artists’ work past and present.
Ben is such an engaging speaker – he obviously has an enormous depth of knowledge for his subject, delivered with such passion that one can only be enthralled!
Everyone should have the benefit of his insightful and illuminating style of teaching.
Ben is extremely knowledgeable with an amazing range, all delivered in a very accessible form with humour, yet considerable intellectual rigour.
Truly a master teacher. I learned so much.