Four Giants of British Modernism: Frost, Heron, Lanyon, Scott

William Scott, An Orchard of Pears, 1976 or 1977
19 September – 19 October 2019

Beaux Arts London announce Four Giants of British Modernism, an exhibition of celebrated British modern artists:Terry Frost, William Scott, Peter Lanyon and Patrick Heron.

The exhibition will feature 5-6 works from each of the Post Second World War modernists, sourced from private collections.

Beaux Arts Gallery worked with the late artists Frost, Scott, Lanyon and Heron during their careers and this exhibition offers a retrospective of some of their greatest works created as they revolutionised British Art. Continue reading “Four Giants of British Modernism: Frost, Heron, Lanyon, Scott”

Ann Dannatt Centenary Exhibition: Paintings and works on paper by George Dannatt & St Ives artists

10 – 20 September 2019

This September, to celebrate the centenary year of Ann Dannatt, Waterhouse & Dodd will display works from the George Dannatt Trust, a collection formed over the course of George and Ann’s 66 year marriage. The exhibition will feature George’s paintings alongside selected works by artists the Dannatt’s knew and collected, including Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Denis Mitchell, Patrick Heron, Terry Frost and John Wells.

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Collectibles

Untitled (Plate, Grapes, Pear & Jug), 1975
6 – 28 September 2019

Solomon Fine Art is delighted to once again host its Collectibles exhibition of important 20th century Irish and British painting, print & sculpture.

Featuring a superb range of modern and contemporary works for the Irish art connoisseur and collector, the exhibition brings together such internationally renowned artists as Lucian Freud, Henry Moore, Greyson Perry, Elisabeth Frink, William Scott , Patrick Heron, Lynn Chadwick, Tony Cragg, Marc Quinn, Terry Frost, Louis le Brocquy, Basil Blackshaw, Roger Hilton, Elizabeth Magill, Christopher Nevinson, Ben Nicholson and Rowan Gillespie. Continue reading “Collectibles”

Modern Mavericks

Still Life Abstracted 1st Theme XLIV/L, 1974
Still Life Abstracted 1st Theme XLIV/L, 1974
5 – 21 September 2019

Dellasposa is pleased to present Modern Mavericks, an exhibition that explores the work of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse and the indelible mark they left upon British modernism through the artists Patrick Heron, Terry Frost, Patrick Caulfield, and William Scott.

Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse stood at the heart of modernism as they crossed the frontier between figurative art and abstraction in their unique quests for new aesthetic expression. The exhibition traces the ways British artists engaged with a much deeper and more varied appreciation of the modern masters than is widely understood, by drawing a comparison with Picasso’s metamorphosis of style and Matisse’s use of colour and pure line. Continue reading “Modern Mavericks”

British Abstraction: Three Views

Forms Encaged, 1972
26 August 2019 – 22 May 2020

Abstraction has roots in the physical world.  Meaning literally drawn from, the term abstraction suggests a source from which line, color, and shape emerge.  While many American artists of the postwar period moved increasingly toward a rhetoric of pure disembodied form, their British counterparts embraced a relationship to the landscape.  In particular, the fishing town of St. Ives, Cornwall became a magnet for artists including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, and William Scott seeking inspiration from its coastal terrain, weather, and light.  Although thoroughly abstract, these works flicker with references to the horizon, deep space, crags, and boulders.  Their vibrant colors and geometric forms resonate with the experience of being grounded in time and space. Continue reading “British Abstraction: Three Views”

Brave New Visions

Red Interior, 1952
17 July – 9 August 2019

Sotheby’s is delighted to host an exhibition paying tribute to the émigrés who revolutionised Britain’s art and publishing worlds. Brave New Visions tells the story of the pioneering émigré art dealers who transformed the London gallery scene, introducing artists such as Naum Gabo, Oskar Kokoschka, Kurt Schwitters and Francis Bacon to post-war Britain. The vision of such influential dealers as Lea Bondi Jaray, Erica Brausen, Andras Kalman, Frank Lloyd and Harry Fischer, Annely Juda and Charles and Peter Gimpel will be shown through key paintings and sculptures by the artists they championed. These include William Scott, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Gillian Ayres, Frank Auerbach, Lynn Chadwick and Graham Sutherland. Continue reading “Brave New Visions”

The Great Grey

An exhibition & auction to fund art workshops for people with dementia.

24th May — 16th June 2019

The Great Grey is a creative project for people with dementia and their carers that launched in 2018 with seed funding from Age Unlimited. Based at the Hart Club — a gallery and project space dedicated to championing neurodiversity with the Arts — where weekly art workshops have flourished under the guidance of art psychotherapist Cressida Brotherstone. Continue reading “The Great Grey”

The Birth of Modernism in Irish Art 1920-1960

Lemons and a Funnel, 1949
12 April – 18 August 2019
State Apartment Galleries, Dublin Castle
Office of Public Works

Isolated on the Western fringes of Europe it took time before the influence of early 20th century European developments in art reached these shores. This exhibition explores the development of modernism in Ireland beginning in 1920, a period of political turmoil in this country and ends in the modern Ireland of 1960. It will contrast the traditional ‘Irish School of painting’ of the male dominated RHA favoured by de Valera and the new Irish Government to that of the European influenced art that was being championed by women artists such as Mainie Jellett, Evie Hone and Norah McGuinness amongst others through the Dublin Painters Society and the IELA exhibitions. Continue reading “The Birth of Modernism in Irish Art 1920-1960”

This Life is so Everyday: The Home in British Art

William Scott, Cup and Pan Blues, 1970
30 March – 6 July 2019

Home means different things to different people. Our relationship with our homes influences the way we think about ourselves and each other.

This Life is so Everyday reflects on social changes in British home lives between 1950 and 1980. It looks at how artists have used depictions of the domestic to signify our diverse experiences, question ideas of gender, class and sexuality, and represent some of the most intimate aspects of who we are.

See work by William Scott, John Bratby, Patrick Caulfeld, Helen Chadwick, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Anne Redpath, Su Richardson and more. Continue reading “This Life is so Everyday: The Home in British Art”

In Colour – Sickert to Riley

Kitchen Still Life, 1948
6 March – 26 August 2019

Opening on 6 March, Charleston’s second exhibition in the new Wolfson Gallery positions the work of former Charleston residents – Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) and Duncan Grant (1885-1978) – within a century of great British colourists, including William Scott.

Curated by London-based textile designer, Cressida Bell, granddaughter of artist Vanessa Bell, the exhibition will feature a broad-ranging and highly Continue reading “In Colour – Sickert to Riley”