The McDowall Collection of British Neo-Romantic Art

Aeroplane with Shadows, 1944
17 October 2015 – 10 January 2016

The McDowall Collection of British Neo-Romantic Art is an exhibition of 60 paintings, drawings and prints by both well known and lesser known artists who continued to be inspired by the neo-romantic tradition from the 1940s to the 1990s.

Starting with work by William Blake and Samuel Palmer, the father figures of the romantic movement, the collection moves on to artists such as Graham Sutherland, Edward Bawden and Paul Nash. The post war period is represented with works by John Piper, Michael Rothenstein, Julian Trevelyan and Keith Vaughan.

William Scott’s Aeroplane with Shadows, 1944 is one of the works included in this exhibition.

Opening Hours

Wednesday – Sunday: 10.30am – 4.00pm
10.30am – 4.00pm on Tuesdays during school holidays and half-terms and all Bank Holidays


Adult £4.20
Adult Concession £3.15
Child (4 – 16 years) £2.10 (under 4 years free)
Family Pass (2 adults and up to 3 children) £11.00
Group bookings by arrangement.
Charge includes admission to both Museum and Art Gallery.

DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery

Aykley Heads

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