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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5 Questions: Ian Grutchfield

27 September 2021

Ian Grutchfield is venue director of Hadleigh Old School, a new art space in Suffolk.

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Knight time in the Malvern Hills

27 September 2021

Modern British artist Laura Knight’s lesser-known landscape works still form a significant body of work

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Mathematician’s descendant adds up to a new highest sum in the saleroom

27 September 2021

A small flurry of recent good prices for Australian artist Herbert Ivan Babbage (1875-1916) continued at David Lay (18% buyer’s premium) in Penzance, Cornwall.

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Leon Kossoff’s London calling

27 September 2021

King’s Cross on an ordinary, busy afternoon in March is the subject of this 1998 work by the late Leon Kossoff (1926-2019).

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The many faces of Walter Sickert emerge at Piano Nobile exhibition

20 September 2021

Nearly 80 years after Walter Sickert’s (1860-1942) death and ahead of a major retrospective planned at Tate Britain in 2022, London gallery Piano Nobile is bringing together over 40 of the artist’s figure paintings for an autumn show.

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Print by Grosvenor School artist Lill Tschudi emerges in Massachusetts auction

20 September 2021

This 1932 linocut is by the Swiss artist Lill Tschudi (1911-2004), who studied at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art.

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Two single-owner collections in California

20 September 2021

Andrew Jones in Los Angeles is selling two single-owner collections in online-only auctions in October.

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Art Market: Hardie and a Hockney triumph

13 September 2021

Drawing of renowned Scottish dealer by the artist reflected strong bond between the two

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Roger Fry stirs up Bloomsbury passions

13 September 2021

Works by Bloomsbury artists once again caused a stir at a recent Modern British art sale at Bonhams (27.5/25/20/14.5%) in London.

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Bidders show a longing for Ardizzone at Somerset sale

06 September 2021

A group of works by painter, printmaker and war artist Edward Ardizzone (1900-79) was offered at Lawrences’ latest picture sale in Crewkerne, with eight lots coming from the artist’s family.

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Bernard Sleigh work emerges from behind the tape

30 August 2021

When this triptych came in for examination at Gloucestershire saleroom Dominic Winter, it was difficult to distinguish certain areas of the painting.

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The web shop window: Robert Gemmell Hutchison beach scene

30 August 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Portraitist and prominent ancestor given joint show

23 August 2021

London portrait agency Fine Art Commissions is celebrating the work of British war artist and society portraitist Simon Elwes (1902-75) and his great, great nephew Jamie Coreth (b.1989) with a new exhibition.

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Bill Hardie collection among a Celtic quartet of single-owner sales

16 August 2021

Among a glut of upcoming single-owner collections on offer from Scottish and Irish salerooms, Glasgow firm Great Western Auctions will sell items from the estate of curator, dealer and writer William ‘Bill’ Hardie (1941-2021) later this month.

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Early Mary Fedden works gaining greater focus from bidders

16 August 2021

Pre-1950s Mary Fedden works are stylistically different to her later still-lifes and coastal subjects

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Barbara Jones puts on a jolly good show at auction

16 August 2021

A couple of Modern British works on paper drew keen attention at a recent West Sussex auction.

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Town centre of Scottish talent

16 August 2021

Exhibition showcases work inspired by artists’ colony of Kirkcudbright and surrounding area

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The web shop window: Theodore Major industrial scene of Wigan

16 August 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week

Ewenny bowl and cover

Wassail bowl sets record for Ewenny slipware as Sir Kyffin hits new high at Welsh auction

09 August 2021

The latest Welsh sale at Rogers Jones in Cardiff – topped by a record price for a Sir Kyffin Williams picture – included this remarkable early 19th century Ewenny pottery slipware wassail bowl and cover.

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Abstract art associated with St Ives forms the debut show at relaunched Cotswolds gallery

09 August 2021

Dramatically lit above a Windsor armchair, 'Up and Across' by St Ives artist Trevor Bell (1930-2017) is a dynamic work of abstracted shapes in fiery red, browns and gold.

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