Modern British watercolours and drawings
This display of modern British drawings and watercolours coincides with the completion of major conservation work on this part of the Gallery’s collection.
Featuring 40 works, most of which were acquired early in the Gallery’s history and rarely displayed, the exhibition spans 50 years of innovation in British art, with an emphasis on artists of the 1930s and 40s.
Classic British subjects such as the landscape and portraiture are included, as well as works influenced by abstraction and surrealism. Artists include Graham Sutherland, John Piper, Edward Burra, Ben Nicholson and Dame Barbara Hepworth.