Käthe Strenitz’s Camden and Railway Lands

13 December 2018
  • 19:00
  • Camden History Society
    Non-members welcome (£1 at the door)

Camden and the railway lands of King’s Cross and St Pancras provided many subjects for Käthe Strenitz's drawings of street scenes and industrial landscapes from the 1960s to the 1980s: she worked mostly in pen and ink, but also in watercolours, oils, and woodcuts. She attributed her fascination with industrial landscapes to her arrival at Liverpool Street Station from Prague with Kindertransport at age 16 and waiting in a large, gloomy, blackened station. Peter Darley's talk will show us how her drawings are a unique record of Camden’s past and deserve far greater recognition. The subject forms one of the chapters in his forthcoming book, 'The King's Cross Story'.

Non-members welcome (£1 at the door).