During the 1950s and 1960s, a group of painters transformed the British art world. With their connections to the capital, its art schools and galleries, this group were called the School of London and comprise some of Britain’s most significant modern artists. Their bold, representational painting continues to inspire and captivate visitors.
This exhibition brings together works by members of the School of London from Swindon’s important collection of modern British art. It features Frank Auerbach, Lucien Freud, Richard Hamilton and Leon Kossoff. Recent acquisitions by RB Kitaj and Joe Tilson will be displayed for the first time.
The exhibition features the London School’s friends, teachers and influences, including Henry Moore, Helen Lessore and David Bomberg. It will investigate what made the School of London unique and how it continues to inform the art world.
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery can offer interesting and interactive tours of this exhibition for groups, colleges, universities and schools on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a free lunchtime talk on this exhibition on Friday 24 February at 12.30pm (click here for more information) and a combined talk on this exhibition and The Bomford Gift on Friday 28 April and Friday 23 June.