Image courtesy of The Ingram Collection, © Estate of Reg Butler

The Ingram Collection, by Jo Baring


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.

The collection comprises over 650 works of art, of which 400 are by the most significant and important artists of the modern British era – such as Barbara Hepworth, Edward Burra, Elisabeth Frink, Lynn Chadwick and Eduardo Paolozzi.

Reg Butler, Study for Girl with a vest can be seen at the 'Health and the Body' exhibition - The Ingram Collection at the Royal College of General Practitioners in London.

Reg Butler, Study for Girl with a vest (1953) Bronze with a black patina93cm


Our objective at The Ingram Collection is to make our art available to as many people as possible – for enjoyment and education. Our pro-active exhibition and events programme means that nearly 350 works from the Ingram Collection will be on public display in the UK throughout 2016.

Our latest show, ‘Health and the Body: The Ingram Collection at the RCGP’ has just opened at the Royal College of General Practitioners in London.

The exhibition showcases a group of paintings and sculptures against the stunning backdrop of the RCGP’s recently-renovated Grade II* listed building, using works by artists such as Eduardo Paolozzi, Barbara Hepworth, Geoffrey Clarke and Leon Underwood to explore representations of the human body, and look at how these intersect with the history of general practice.

Chris Ingram comments: “I’m absolutely delighted to be loaning these pieces to the Royal College of General Practitioners. 30 Euston Square is a stunning location, which can only enhance the art on display. The RCGPs preoccupation with health made this a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase highlights from one of the strongest aspects of The Ingram Collection – the human body – where we have over 70 pieces.”


The Exhibition is free to the public and runs 2nd March – 29th May 2016 at 30 Euston Square London.

Jo Baring, March 2016 Curator of The Ingram Collection