20th Century British Art

31 October - 30 November 2013

It has been another busy year for the gallery and our big centenary exhibition, William Scott
and Friends, was the highlight of the summer. We have however been adding to our inventory
throughout the year and now have an excellent collection of new acquisitions for this catalogue.
We are well known for our collection of works by Henry Moore and Lynn Chadwick and some
of you will have visited the Abbot Hall Gallery in Kendal for the wonderful Lynn Chadwick
exhibition we helped arrange this summer. In this collection we include the iconic life size High
Wind by Chadwick and the large Spindle Piece by Moore. In addition we have an exceptional early
elm wood construction by Robert Adams, two important early bronzes by Kenneth Armitage, a
Frink Eagle and a monumental William Turnbull.
We introduce the Boyle Family for the first time. Boyle Family, a group of collaborative artists,
have been documenting and recreating the surface of the earth, a project that has lasted decades.
The sites are chosen randomly but are recorded very precisely, recreating and representing
familiar landscapes without distortion or allusion.
Highlights of paintings in this year’s Modern British exhibition include a very early large
study by John Craxton which is almost abstract in appearance, a Reynolds of huge proportion
unearthed from a private collection where it had been since the late 1950s, two lovely Pasmore
paintings, similarly held in private hands since they were painted, an important William Scott,
and a CRW Nevinson from 1919 of World War I. We have also included key linocuts from the
major artists from the Grosvenor School of Art – Andrews, Flight and Power – reflecting their
status both here and internationally. 

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20th Century British Art


OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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