Modern British Art

Paintings, sculptures and prints made by 20th century British artists. Big names in this sector include Stanley Spencer, Paul Nash and LS Lowry.

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John Spencer-Churchill’s eyewitness painting of Dunkirk evacuation comes to British Art Fair – VIDEO

16 August 2018

John Spencer-Churchill’s (1909-92) depiction of the evacuation of Dunkirk is one of the highlights at the British Art Fair.


Hosts of BBC’s Fake or Fortune? left ‘genuinely shocked’ as supposed William Nicholson painting is dismissed by expert

13 August 2018

Art dealer Philip Mould and journalist Fiona Bruce of BBC’s ‘Fake or Fortune?’ returned to screens last night, arguing that a still-life painting was the work of Modern British artist William Nicholson (1872-1949).


Serious story from the Scilly season

13 August 2018

From 1936-45, St Ives artist John Wells (1907-2000) embarked on a series of labour-intensive creations while working as a GP on the Isles of Scilly.


5 Questions: Bill Clark

06 August 2018

Bill Clark runs Clark Art, which specialises in LS Lowry and modern British art, in Cheshire.


5 Questions: J&J Rawlin

23 July 2018

James and Jessica Rawlin of J&J Rawlin specialise in Modern British art and contemporary British ceramics. They are based in rural Suffolk. Here, James talks about their business and how they started it.


Single-owner Mod Brits head into Winchester saleroom

16 July 2018

More than £35,000 worth of Modern British art from a single-owner collection sold at Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium) in Winchester on June 27-28.


Scottish Colourist shows market appeal at auction

16 July 2018

A still-life by Scottish Colourist George Leslie Hunter (1877-1931) not seen on the market for nearly half a century took £72,000 at Hansons (20% buyer’s premium).


Welsh artist emerges out of fog

16 July 2018

'Peu à Peu Sortant de la Brume', a 1969 screenprint by Ceri Richards (1903-71) is part of the annual summer show at Oriel Tegfryn in Anglesey.

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Rediscovered Lucian Freud and Cedric Morris Suffolk landscapes sell at Essex auction

11 July 2018

A rediscovered landscape attributed to Lucian Freud, found under another painting, has sold at a top-estimate £30,000 at the Sworders saleroom.


Top Mod Brits show global appeal

09 July 2018

More than £47m of Modern British art changed hands in a bumper series held in London, as buyers competed fiercely for blue-chip pieces and lots offering best value.


Two Scottish Colourist records tumble in a week

09 July 2018

New auction records were achieved for two of the four Scottish Colourists in the space of a week.

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Dreweatts, Mallet and Saatchi Gallery team up to remember Berenice in mod Brit exhibition

03 July 2018

Dreweatts 1759, Mallett and SALON, the project space at Saatchi Gallery, have teamed up to stage an exhibition of the paintings of British artist Berenice Sydney (1944-83), her first major UK show in 30 years.

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Not one but two Lucian Freud paintings discovered underneath picture by Suffolk pub sign artist

02 July 2018

A picture by a pub sign painter and a friend of Lucian Freud (1922-2011) found in a cellar in Suffolk actually contains not one, but two early works by the renowned artist.


Highlands, Lowlands: highlights exhibition at The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh

02 July 2018

From lighthouses and ships in distress to labourers and landscapes, the two exhibitions at The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh this month celebrate three centuries of Scotland’s art.


Get the look: Mod Brit dealer and interior designers join forces in Chelsea

30 June 2018

An art dealer and interior design firm are using the London summer season as an opportunity to team up in Chelsea.


Obituary: Angela ‘Bunny’ Wynn (1935-2018)

25 June 2018

“She was the only fair organiser I’ve ever met from whom I didn’t mind getting a ticking off,” said one of the many tributes paid to Bunny on her death (Andrew Sim).


Mod Brit works in a league of their own

25 June 2018

Nearly 500 lots of Modern British and 20th century art went under the hammer at Woolley & Wallis (25/12% buyer’s premium) in Salisbury to notch up a total of £535,000 with three-quarters sold.


Lyons teashop lithographs serve to cheer

25 June 2018

Like many businesses scarred with bomb damage in post-war Britain, Lyons teashops were in need of cheering up.

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Record set for Scottish Colourist as Peploe blooms at Christie’s

22 June 2018

Christie’s posted an auction record for any work by a Scottish Colourist when a still-life by Samuel John Peploe (1871-1935) drew strong interest at its latest Modern British art sale.


Cadell’s 'Reflection' tops Sotheby's auction of Harrison Colourists

18 June 2018

An auction record for FCB Cadell (1883-1937) was the highlight of Sotheby’s 31-lot sale of works from the Harrison collection of Scottish Colourists, writes Alex Capon.