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- Abrahams, Ivor
- Art at home
- Barnham, Nicholas
- Beale, Philippa
- Bellany, John
- Blake, F Donald
- Blake, Peter
- Blow, Sandra
- Bratby, John
- Carey, June
- Carr, Stella
- Chelsea Arts Club
- Clauzel-Baker, Francine
- Clayton, Inge
- Cluett, Shelagh
- Cook, Kandis
- Craven, Tim
- D'Alessandri, Peter
- Dine, Jim
- Duranty, Charles
- Dyer, Alan
- Edwards, Jeff
- Emin, Tracey
- Fedarb, Ernest
- Fedden, Mary
- Flanagan, Barry
- Ford, Jack
- Fraser, Donald Hamilton
- Gill, Eric
- Glenavy, Beatrice
- Granger-Taylor, Nicolas
- Hasell-McCosh, Beatrice
- Hay, Agnes
- Hely-Hutchinson, Nicholas
- Hills, Dominic
- Hooper, George
- Hughes, Patrick
- Huxley, Paul
- Irvin, Albert
- Irwin, Gwyther
- James, Juliet
- Jones, David
- Kerimova, Elena
- Kling, Anton
- Lefever, Geoffrey
- London Group of 1980
- Mara, Tim
- Margit, Zsofi
- Marin, Manuel
- Martin, Barry
- Matta, Roberto
- McIntyre, Fiona
- Messagier, Jean
- Mokrozhitsky, VL
- Morton, Cavendish
- Muntz, Elizabeth
- Myers, Bernard
- Orr, Chris
- Palmer, Robert
- Paolozzi, Sir Eduardo
- Pawle, John
- Petley-Jones, Llewellyn
- Phillips, Tom
- Plosky, Jonas
- Preece, Daniel
- Procktor, Patrick
- Reynolds, Alan
- Rolt, David
- Ryan, Adrian
- Sayers, Brian
- Scott-Miller, Melissa
- Sedgley, Peter
- Shoa, Nahem
- Smith, Stan - illustrations, sketches, etc
- Smith, Stan
- Storey, G. Adolphus
- Sullivan, Benjamin
- Tindle, David
- Unknown Artists
- Warhol, Andy
- Wedlake Hatton, Jacqueline
- Weight, Carel
- Wheaton, Judy
- Wheeler, Alex
- White, David
- Wolfe, Edward
- Works by other artists
- Yates, Jack
Ivor Abrahams RA was a British sculptor, ceramicist and print maker best known for his polychrome sculptures and his stylised prints of garden scenes. Contributor to the Chelsea Arts Club centenary portfolio.
Art at home
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Nicholas Barnham, whose work is characterised by its strong sense of line, studied painting and stone carving at Norwich School of Art and taught for several years at Cambridge School of Art. His subjects are typically boats, trees and the landscapes of East Anglia and the Shetlands. Born in 1939, he now lives in Norfolk and continues to pain...
Former president of The London Group, Philippa’s career started changing direction around 2009 when she moved away from conceptual art to painting trees and became a founding members of The Arborealists movement. Her work features in our 2020 exhibition, Artists who love trees.
John Bellany, CBE, RA, who died in 2013, is one of Britain’s most original contemporary artists. Raised in a God- fearing fishing community on Scotland’s east coast, his life was raucous, perilous and stormy as the North Sea itself. His work, with its bold primary colours and unsettling marine imagery, is unmistakable. Battered boats, gnarled...
Blake, F Donald
Frederick Donald Blake was a leading light of several artists groups in London in the mid 20th century. Born in Greenock, Scotland in 1908, his family had moved to London when he was a child. He trained at Camberwell School of Art and at fifteen years of age started work as an architectural draughtsman in the interior design business. Early i...
Sir Peter Blake RA is one of the most inventive and eclectic modern British artists, though perhaps best known to the general public as creator of The Beatle’s ‘Sergeant Pepper’ album cover. His work is in many public and private collections worldwide.
Sandra Blow RA (1925 – 2006) was an English abstract painter. She began studying at Saint Martin’s School of Art aged 16. In 1947 she travelled to Italy, enrolling in Accademia di Belle Arti, where she met Alberto Burri, who became her partner for a few years. The photo is of her studio stool, which recently came up for auction.
John Bratby was the maverick luminary of the British “kitchen sink” artists during the 1950s and ’60s, credited as the precursor of Pop Art, though Punk Art might be a better description of his own work. He was born in 1928, died in 1992. Here are excerpts from his obituary in The Independent:
June Carey, a Scottish artist, is one of the most accomplished printmakers in the UK.
Stella Carr is an active member of The Arborealists, the group of British and French artists whose work focuses on trees. Several of her paintings are in our Artists who love trees exhibition, which opened in June 2020.
Chelsea Arts Club
To celebrate its centenary in 1991 the Chelsea Arts Club, founded by James McNeill Whistler and pals, published a portfolio of 16 silkscreen prints commissioned from some of its most illustrious members.
Francine fled the German invasion of France as a young girl with her parents during World War Two and settled in London in the early 50s. . She is now in her eighties and continues to paint and teach. She is an active member of the Chelsea Arts Club and a Chevalier of the Palmes Academiques, the French order that honours individuals who have ...
Inge Clayton (1942 - 2010) displays an uncompromising eroticism in her work. She came to London in the ’60s to work as an au pair and stayed. It was not long before she embarked on her career as an artist after enrolling on a course at the Camden Art Centre. An admirer of Kurt Schwitters and Oskar Kokoshka, the sensuality of her work is remin...
Shelagh Cluett was an artist and fine art lecturer working in London from the late 1960s until 2007.
As well as developing her characteristic minimalist style as a painter, Kandis Cook has enjoyed a distinguished parallel career as a set and costume designer for some of the world’s leading, theatre, dance, and opera companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, New National Ballet...
Tim Craven is founder of The Arborealists and a member of The London Group.
Born 1963, studied for BA at Norwich School of Art, tried a life in the “real world” for twenty odd years, and didn’t much care for it. His current work is based on observation of the human figure.
Jim Dine, born1935, is an American pop artist, sometimes described as a member of the Neo-Dada movement. The works here date from the early 1980s and were a gift to fellow artist Stan Smith.
Charles Duranty, a poet as well as painter, born in Romford, Essex, is best known for his imaginary East Anglian landscapes. Self taught - he claimed that he had been thrown out of his art class at school - he only began painting in earnest when he was in his forties. Over the next 30 years he produced and sold some 1,500 watercolours featuri...
A man of many parts: as well as being a widely popular British surrealist artist, Alan Dyer teaches at the Coventry School of Art and is a leading light in the organisation that has restored and conserves historic buildings on the city’s canals.
Contributor to Chelsea Arts Club centenary portfolio.
Tracey Emin, CBE, RA, born 3 July 1963. Emin is an English contemporary artist known for her autobiographical and confessional artwork. She produces work in a variety of media including drawing, sculpture, painting, photography, film, neon text and sewn appliqué. Once the enfant terrible of the Young British Artists in the 1980s, sh...
Born in 1905, Ernest Fedarb was married to fellow artist Daphne Fedarb, with whom he regularly travelled to France, where the French landscape became a common theme in their work. Ernest Fedarb’s first exhibition - when he was just 21 - was with the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) in 1926, after which he showed regularly in London and ...
Mary Fedden 1915-2012. We have recently added a first work by this resoundingly popular artist to our stock.
Barry Flanagan was born in Prestatyn, North Wales. He studied architecture at Birmingham College of Art and Crafts and after spells at different colleges was accepted on the Vocational Diploma in Sculpture at St. Martin’s School of Art in London in 1964. Flanagan graduated in 1966 and taught at St. Martin’s School of Art and the Central Schoo...
A young British artist painting in classical style. Jack has a studio in London and also teaches at the famous Charles Cecil Studios school in Florence.
Fraser, Donald Hamilton
“Donald Hamilton Fraser…was one of the most successful and well-regarded young Modernist painters of the immediate postwar generation, his boldly-handled and richly-coloured semi-abstract landscapes and still-lifes establishing him as a promising exponent of the latest Ecole de Paris style….
Arthur Eric Rowton Gill ARA 22 February 1882 – 17 November 1940) was an English sculptor, typeface designer, and printmaker, who was associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. His sexual proclivities were diverse and unusual and have been condemned by many. However he appears to have felt little guilt about them and was curious enough ab...
1883 - 1970. One of the few Irish surrealists, Beatrice Glenavy (nee Elvery) was one of the brightest stars of Dublin’s artistic and social milieux during the middle of the 20th century. A friend of Yeats, Shaw and D.H. Lawrence, she married Charles Campbell, 2nd Baron Glenavy, in 1912. (Their son, Patrick Campbell, would become a much loved ...
Nicolas is renowned for his nude figure studies, portraits and meticulously executed still lives.
A young artist with a special flair for impressionist landscape
Agnes Hay is celebrated for her experimental art and films in her native Hungary. Her wire drawings are digital photograms, created by projecting light through small figures made of bent wire onto photosensitive paper.
Born in 1955, Nicholas Hely Hutchinson studied at St. Martins School of Art. Since his first one-man exhibition in 1984 he has exhibited many times in London, Dublin and Hong Kong among others. His most recent exhibitions in the UK have been at the Portland gallery in St James, London, where another exhibition of his work takes place in Novem...
Born in 1975, Dominic is from a new generation of artists leading the figurative tradition of British painting into fresh, new territory.
English colorist par excellence, George Hooper was born in India in 1910. Trained at the Slade and the Royal Academy schools, where he won two gold medals and a scholarship, the bold, vivid colour of his work owes more to the influence of his early life in India and time spent later in Mediterranean Italy and France. Though described by those...
Patrick was born in Birmingham, England in October 1939. His first exhibition was in 1961 and his first reverspective, Sticking-out Room, was made in 1964. He has been exhibiting with Angela Flowers Gallery (now Flowers Gallery) since 1970. Hughes’ work is concerned with optical and visual illusions, the science of perception and the nature o...
Paul Huxley was born in London in 1938. He studied at Harrow School of Art from 1951 until 1956 when, at the age of seventeen, he was admitted to the Royal Academy Schools where he graduated in 1960. His first solo exhibition was at the Rowan Gallery, London in 1963. In 1964 he was selected by Bryan Robertson for ‘The New Generation’ at the...
Contributor to Chelsea Arts Club centenary portfolio
(David) Gwyther (Broome) Irwin (7 May 1931 – 18 October 2008) was a British abstract artist born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, who had lived much of his life in north Cornwall. He was educated in Dorset, at Goldsmith’s College and at the Central School of Art in London 1951–1954. Irwin first came to prominence in 1957 with an exhibition at Galle...
A witty and stylish artist with a deft affinity for the female figure
“Absolutely unique - a remarkable genius” is how Kenneth Clark described David Jones, who was not only an artist and engraver but also a poet, highly regarded by both TS Eliot and WH Auden. His fame and reputation are set to be re-invigorated by two exhibitions in 2016 - David Jones: Vision and Memory at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichest...
Elena Aleksandrovna Kerimova, born in Kharkov, Ukraine in 1925, was a member of the Soviet Artist’s Union. This self portrait of her in Cossack dress and the work shown below were among the small number of her paintings that were brought to the UK in the early 1990s.
Anton Kling, born in 1881, was a student of Gustav Klimt and member of the Vienna Secession and Vienna Workshop groups of artists who pioneered Art Nouveau in Austria before the Great War. With Klimt and others he was one of the organisers of the Vienna Art Show (Wiener Kunstschau) of 1908 which brought Art Nouveau painting and design work t...
Most of the works shown here featured in our “When they were young…” touring exhibition.
London Group of 1980
The London Group was founded in 1913 by British artists who were tired of the stuffiness of the Royal Academy of the day and decided to set up an association that would exhibit the work of the up and coming generation.
Tim Mara was the leading printmaker of his generation.
Born in Romania, Zsofi Margit recently graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in London having previously studied at the University for Fine Arts in Budapest. Much of her work is a contemporary take on the tradition of still life, focusing on everyday objects, materials and spaces. The pair of works here were first shown in the Flock 2017 ...
Born in Murcia, Spain in 1942, Manuel Marin became a bullfighter at age 16 before travelling to England, then to the USA, where he developed a love for sculpture, especially the work of Alexander Calder, whose influence can clearly be seen in the fine works in metal and primary colours on show here.
Barry Martin became the most versatile and prolific British exponent of Kinetic Art in London in the ‘Swinging Sixties’ and early Seventies. To the generations still seeking to escape the towering influence of Henry Moore, Kinetic Art offered a European alternative to the Anglo-American options of Pop Art, Abstract Expressionism, Conceptual A...
Born in Chile, Matta became an important figure in the evolution of Surrealism, painting dreamlike, internal “inscapes” early on and, later, intense compositions reflecting the psychic damage caused by Europe’s ongoing wars. Shifting biomorphic shapes painted or drawn in vivid colours populated Matta’s often-apocalyptic scenes, conveying conf...
Fiona McIntyre is a founding member of The Arborealists. Her work appears in our exhibition Artists who love trees.
Information from the Fondation Maeght museum of art:
Villi Leopol’dovich Mokrozhitsky, born Khakov, Ukraine in 1928, was a stalwart of the Socialist Realist school, whose work celebrated the Soviet revolutionary spirit.
All the works by Cavendish Marton shown here featured in the “When they were young…” touring exhibition during 2016. TMore information about this exhibition in our NEWS section.
Betty Muntz was a leading light in the new generation of woman artists who made their mark soon after the First World War.
A Modern British artist who deserves to be better known, Bernard Myers’ work very successfully bridges the abstract/figurative divide in British art of the mid 20th century.
For more information about Britain’s most humorous artist take a look at his Royal Academy web page: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/artist/chris-orr-ra
British artist 1927 - 2005. Federation of British Artists. Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Other works are held by the Russel Cotes Art Gallery, Bournemouth.
Paolozzi, Sir Eduardo
One of the most distinctive and original British artists of the 20th century, Paolozzi’s work embraced painting, sculpture and design.
John Pawle’s biography is more like that of Boy’s Own hero than a typical artist. A gifted sportsman who played cricket for Harrow and Cambridge and was a world class rackets player, he fought in destroyers in the Royal Navy, before becoming a stockbroker after the war. It was only when he reached retirement age that he took up painting in e...
Born in Edmonton in 1908, Llewellyn began learning his craft from magazines, books and other sources and quickly showed a gift for painting and drawing. After working as a bank clerk for three years, he turned to painting. In 1927 he became a member of the Edmonton Art Club and in 1931 one of the original members of the Alberta Society of Art...
Bio from Brooks gallery: Tom Phillips was born in London in 1937. He attended St Catherine’s College, Oxford in 1957, where he read English and at the same time studied drawing at the Ruskin School. In 1961 he went to Camberwell School of Art where his chief source of inspiration was Frank Auerbach. He went on to teach at Bath Acade...
Born in 1940 Jonas Plosky studied at Hornsey College of Art, then made his living as a designer and illustrator while developing his strong talent as a landscape painter. Many of his landscapes feature the fells, dales and upland, especially of North Wales. But it was also the diversity of his work - reflected in the three very different work...
A bold colourist with a strong sense of geometry Dan typically portrays cityscapes where day and night seem to merge and where you can’t be sure if the light is natural or artificial. Though there is hardly a human figure to be seen in these paintings, the colours are warm, and the stark city environment is often suffused with a bold, vivid c...
Patrick Procktor (born in 1936) first came to fame when his work - along with that of David Hockney, John Hoyland and Bridget Riley - featured in the New Generation exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1962. Generally recognised as one of the most important artists of that generation, he was a close friend of Francis Bacon, Derek Jarman ...
Unique among British artists, Alan Reynolds changed the course of his career dramatically in his early 30s. Until then his work had focussed on the plants and landscape of his native Suffolk and rural Kent, but in 1968 he abandoned representational painting completely in favour of “the concrete image”, typically geometric tonal images and rel...
Born in Yorkshire in 1915 David Rolt was one of the most sought-after English portrait and landscape painters of the 1940s and ’50s. From the early 1940s his landscapes and portraits – characterized by their bold line and use of colour - were being shown at the Royal Academy and New English Art Club.
Adrian Ryan (1920 - 1998) went to Eton as a boy, studied at the Slade and taught at Goldsmith’s College. Much of his painting was done in Suffolk, France and Cornwall; his work was shown at among others the Royal Academy, Redfern gallery and London Group exhibitions.
Brian Sayers was born in Bromley and was educated at the Slade School of Art between 1974 and 1978. Although an accomplished portraitist and sometime landscape painter, Sayers is best known for his dense and haunting still life paintings. Sayers often arranges objects in a grid-like pattern on a tabletop, yet the objects appear to have no dir...
Melissa Scott-Miller is a portraitist whose favourite subject is a city: London.
Peter Sedgley has been described as ‘one of the most single-minded of artists’. After abandoning his career as an architect, he devoted himself to the exploration of colour relationships. Like other members of the emerging Op art movement of the 1960s, Sedgley was fascinated by optical sensations produced by intricate geometric patterns and p...
Nahem Shoa is a member of The Arborealists, a group of artists with a keen interest in trees, and is also a leading portrait painter, whose work has attracted attention for its large scale formats and bold sense of colour. Watch the video to get a full idea of his boldly original work.
Smith, Stan - illustrations, sketches, etc
Stan Smith was a very prolific artist; as well as the figurative fine art he is best known for, he also produced and illustrated a wide range of teaching and guide books about painting and drawing. The illustrations he created are delightful works of art in their own right and demonstrate Stan’s extraordinary ability to turn his hand to every...
Stan Smith was born in 1929 and grew up in a working class family in Hull. Apart from his natural talent for drawing, which he showed early on, few would have predicted the rough, tough baker’s son would become Head of Fine Art at Oxford’s Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Honorary Life President of The London Group, Member of the Royal ...
Storey, G. Adolphus
George Adolphus Storey RA (1834-1919) was an English portrait painter, genre painter and illustrator.
Benjamin Sullivan, born in 1977, is best known as a portrait painter. He won the BP Portrait Award in 2017 for “Breech”, a remarkably honest and tender portrait of his wife suckling their baby daughter. Other notable works include “All Souls Triptych”, a large group portrait of the staff of All Souls college, Oxford, and more recently, port...
Photo: National Portrait Gallery
Sometimes we come across works by artists we cannot identify, maybe because their work is unsigned or a signature is illegible.
Wedlake Hatton, Jacqueline
Jacqueline, based in Cornwall, is a member of The Arborealists, the group of artists who share a special affinity for trees. Her work has been shown in our exhibition, Artists who love trees, June 2020.
Photo: artist’s self portrait in National Portrait Gallery
The accidental artist
Alex Wheeler, a star of our Artists over 75 project , was a successful sculptor but now finds chiselling stone a bit hard to manage and is retraining as a painter. She is currently a pupil of another our featured artists, Melisa Scott-Miller, at Heatherley’s fine art school in Chelsea.
One of our aims is offer a showplace for the work of artists who deserve greater recognition. David White is a veteran British artist who perfectly fits this category. Now in his late seventies, David was an infant when the Luftwaffe was bombing British cities during World War Two. He became a pupil of the Manchester painter Norman Shackloc...
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Edward Wolfe came to London in 1916 where he studied at the Regents Street Polytechnic and the Slade School of Art. In 1917 he was invited by Roger Fry to join the Omega Workshops and exhibited with them the following year. He was one of the first to champion Henri Matisse who remained a lasting influence o...
Works by other artists
A convenient grouping of all our one-off pieces produced by a wide range of artists.
Not to be confused with the Irish painter of similar name, Jack Yates was an English painter who lived in London and taught at the Camden Art Centre.