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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Roman bronze arm leads Daniel Katz sale at Sotheby’s

01 June 2020

A Roman bronze from the 1st century AD drew fervent competition and led Sotheby’s sale of works from the collection of London dealer Daniel Katz.

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Faces from Cecil Beaton’s book of the beautiful people

01 June 2020

Turning heads at Bonhams Knightsbridge’s sale of Modern British art was a group of 22 pen and ink drawings by Cecil Beaton (1904-80) which formed part of the photographer’s 'The Book of Beauty' published in 1930.

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Happy returns for John Minton bankside scene

01 June 2020

Work on paper outperforms more traditional works at Bonhams Knightsbridge lockdown sale of Modern British art

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Paul Nash drawing and a model train among four lots to watch at auction this week

25 May 2020

With estimates from £3000-60,000 here are four previews of upcoming items this week.

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Bidders back a local artist in Cumbria

18 May 2020

Seven lots by celebrated local artist Percy Kelly (1918-93) put in a decent performance at the most recent Antiques & Fine Art sale held by Cumbrian saleroom Mitchells (22% buyer’s premium).

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Chiswick Auctions’ art sale lifted by two consignments from artists' estates

11 May 2020

Two consignments of works directly from artists' estates added a distinctive flavour to Chiswick Auctions’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest Modern & Post-War British Art sale.

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Supreme pair of wartime printmakers featured at Osborne Samuel

11 May 2020

Two of the most sought-after British artists of the First World War, Paul Nash and CRW Nevinson, are celebrated in an online exhibition at Osborne Samuel this month.

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Pick of the week: Recognise the face? Probably not, but striking selfie sets major record

04 May 2020

A self-portrait by the hitherto little-known Modern British artist Michael Gilbery (1913-2000) sold for a record £10,700 at auction in Lichfield last week.

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Auction house reports boost for less familiar names as bidders scan catalogues in detail

04 May 2020

One of the side-effects for the art market of being in a lockdown is that people have more time to discover works that they might have otherwise missed or overlooked.

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Bellany results remain buoyant

04 May 2020

Works by the prolific John Bellany (1942-2013) appear regularly at auction, with small drawings often available for hundreds of pounds, but the larger and vigorously coloured figurative oils generally make many thousands.

‘The Black Lion’ by Hugh Cronyn

Auction record for Hugh Cronyn as Chiswick’s sale goes local

29 April 2020

A group of works by the versatile Canadian-British painter Hugh Cronyn (1905-1996) came from the artist’s estate to Chiswick Auctions’ latest art sale.

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Bloomsbury bohemian rhapsody as Vanessa Bell paintings emerge in Dorchester

20 April 2020

The bohemian lives of the Bloomsbury Group of artists have long been a source of fascination for the British public.

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The sun never sets on Sir Kyffin

13 April 2020

Giant of the Welsh art market takes the limelight with an intriguing yellow-infused work

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Collectors donate 100 pieces of studio pottery and Modern British art to The Hepworth Wakefield museum

08 April 2020

Two collectors of British studio pottery have bequeathed 100 pieces from their personal collection to The Hepworth Wakefield gallery in Yorkshire.

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Hugh Cronyn pictures emerge as Chiswick Auctions' sale focuses on West London artists

06 April 2020

Artists who flourished in and around the Chiswick and Hammersmith borders in London after the Second World War feature in an upcoming sale this month.

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Auerbach’s theatrical flourish in Scarborough

06 April 2020

An unsigned Frank Auerbach (b.1931) sketch in coloured inks of Camden Theatre in London, a favourite subject of the artist, emerged as the top-selling lot at Scarborough saleroom David Duggleby (22.5% buyer’s premium).

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Second tranche of pictures from dealer Duncan Campbell's collection sold in Newbury

06 April 2020

A group of pictures from the collection of the late art dealer Duncan Campbell, who died in 2011, were among the lots drawing interest at Dreweatts.

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Auction record set for British ‘society’ portraitist Ambrose McEvoy at Dreweatts

06 April 2020

Artist battles back to regain favour with auctioneers, private buyers and dealers

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Dealer launches selling exhibition in support of the NHS

04 April 2020

London’s James Hyman Gallery has launched an online selling show in support of the NHS.

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Science Museum snaps up collection of works by Second World War artist Paul Drury

23 March 2020

Sim Fine Art has sold a 28-work collection of pictures by Second World War artist Paul Drury (1903-87) to the Science Museum in London.

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