Article by Tom Steele.
The Bradford printing firm of Percy Lund Humphries became one of the leading publishers and printers of books of and about contemporary art in the twentieth century. Here I try to understand how a Yorkshire printing company progressively pursued technological improvements in photography and printing while maintaining a minor interest in local papers, The Ilkley Free Press, rambling, antiquarianism and Theosophy came to be at the forefront of aesthetic modernism in Britain.
Article by Sarah Mate.
Regarded by many as Scotland’s most respected painter of the post -war period, Alan Davie was an artist known and revered by his American contemporaries.
Purchased by David Wade Fine Art acting as agent for a private collector at Christie’s London, recent research, commissioned by David Wade, has identified the sitter as Blanche Dergan the Hungarian-born actress.
Article by James Rawlin.
Whenever we look over a particular period of a historical artist's work, it is impossible to do this without the benefit of hindsight.
James Rawlin, former Sotheby's Head of Modern and Post-war British Art, and noted authority on the works of LS Lowry writes for David Wade about a rare self portrait ' A Visit to Burton-on-Trent'.
Only a few weeks remain to see exhibition: 'A Greater Freedom' at The Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire. This follows the artistic developments in Barbara Hepworth’s later years, focusing on the last decade of the sculptor’s life from 1965 – 75.
In 1783 Thomas Gainsborough exhibited one of his few seascapes at the Royal Academy. During the exhibition a young Edward Francis Burney, took detailed sketches of many of the exhibits including the seascape.
The Ingram Collection is acknowledged to be one of the best private collections of modern British art in the world. It belongs to Chris Ingram, a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist, who started collecting in 2002.
'Jheronimus Bosch - Visions of a Genius' will run at Het Noordbrabants Museum until the 8th May 2016. Dozens of works by the master from 's-Hertogenbosch will return to the city they were created in 500 years ago for the largest retrospective ever.