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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Single-owner collection takes Root in Bath instead of clinging on to London hotbed

26 September 2022

Does the Contemporary art auction market need levelling up?

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Wirth-Miller proves his worth in the saleroom

26 September 2022

Two abstract landscapes by Denis Wirth-Miller (1915-2010) were among the works in demand at the latest Post-War and Contemporary art sale held at Lyon & Turnbull (26% buyer’s premium) in Edinburgh.

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Hambling and Long on offer

26 September 2022

Five works by Maggi Hambling (b.1945) will be offered at Cambridge saleroom Cheffins on October 27.

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Bidders on Kew for the chance to buy a Berg

26 September 2022

Modern and Contemporary art was one of the sectors that seemed to experience an uplift of interest during the lockdown as people had more time to search online for works they like.

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Arnup destined to sculpt

26 September 2022

Apparently Sally Arnup (1930-2015) knew she was going to be a sculptor from the age of five – taking a shed in the family garden as a studio.

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Freud viewed from inside out

26 September 2022

Interior Life, Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert’s exhibition celebrating Lucian Freud’s centenary, offers a glimpse at the artist’s collecting habits.

Whiteleaf Hill by John Nash

Chiltern Nash at British Art Fair

19 September 2022

The British Art Fair returns this month with a raft of Modern British artists including John Nash.

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A little contemporary thinking

19 September 2022

Sections catering to primary market Contemporary art are launching at the British Art Fair and the Decorative Fair.

‘Going to the Match’ by LS Lowry

Lowry’s ‘Going to the Match’ reappears at auction with £5m-8m estimate

14 September 2022

Christie’s is offering one of LS Lowry’s most famous works, ‘Going to the Match’, two decades after it last sold at auction.

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Art Market: Squirrell takes a trip from East Anglia to the big city of London

12 September 2022

Artist’s huge and intrictately detailed watercolours depict famous capital landmarks

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Commons sense: tracking down a parliamentary artist

12 September 2022

Seven years of research, multiple meetings with members of the Lords and the Commons and tracking down an artist’s grandchild in Scotland were all part of dealer Daniel Hadden’s process to establish the painter of an unusual picture he had bought at an antiques fair.

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Sheila Fell work climbs to third-highest price

12 September 2022

One of the highest prices for a work by Sheila Fell (1931-79) came at Newcastle saleroom Anderson & Garland’s (25% buyer’s premium) latest Country House & Fine Interiors auction.

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Riley and Lowry prints offered at Chiswick Auctions

12 September 2022

Among the works on offer at Chiswick Auctions’ Modern & Contemporary Prints and Multiples sale on October 5 is a Bridget Riley (b.1931) screenprint in colours on wove sheet.

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John Banting bleeds for his art

05 September 2022

Among the works commanding decent interest at Christie’s Isabel Goldsmith sale this summer were handful of lots from the Modern British category.

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Burlingham in tune with the house mix

29 August 2022

Nestled in 400 acres of land in Hampshire is Heckfield Place, a Georgian manor house masterfully restored and renovated into a luxury hotel.

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Dealer's Auerbach exhibition underlines artist's strong link with his sitters

29 August 2022

'Frank Auerbach: The Sitters' at Piano Nobile includes over 40 paintings and drawings with around a third of the works for sale.

British Art Fair

British Art Fair sets out its fresh staging

22 August 2022

The British Art Fair is boosting its Contemporary profile for its first outing under Ramsay Fairs next month.

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An artist taught by Bomberg: London exhibition displays Leslie Marr paintings

22 August 2022

Portland Gallery shows works by painter who studied under David Bomberg at Borough Polytechnic

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Henry Moore’s view of Justice offered in New Jersey

22 August 2022

The sale at Nye & Company in Bloomfield, New Jersey, on September 7-8 includes Modern and Contemporary art and sculpture from the David and Laura Finn family collection.

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Art Market: Shepherd and Mod Brits are flying high

15 August 2022

This summer was something of a feast when it came to the Modern British art auctions in London.

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