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.


Betwys-Y-Coed by Ernest Alfred Sallis Benney

Works by three generations of the Benney family consigned to Wiltshire auction

21 October 2016

Webbs of Wilton, near Salisbury, are conducting a sale of paintings by three generations of the Benney family on November 2.

Still life with Oranges by Vanessa Bell

‘Unseen’ works by Bloomsbury group artists to be sold at Dorset auction

05 October 2016

Bridport saleroom Busby’s will offer ‘unseen’ works by members of the Bloomsbury group on October 20.

Leslie Waddington by Sir Peter Blake

Christie’s sale of Leslie Waddington's collection brings lively start to London’s Frieze week

05 October 2016

The sale of Leslie Waddington's art collection drew a lively crowd to Christie’s last night as friends and family of the late art dealer watched bidders competing for virtually every single lot on offer.

Jean Dubuffet's Visiteur au chapeau bleu

Christie's announce highlights of Leslie Waddington's £12m art collection

26 September 2016

The art collection of the late Leslie Waddington, the pioneering contemporary art dealer, will go to auction next week and includes works by 20th-century icons such as Milton Avery, Josef Albers, Francis Picabia and Jean Dubuffet.

Cunningham Skull

Exhibition of long-hidden paintings goes on show in Hoxton

16 September 2016

Paintings by the intensely private artist Keith Cunningham are to be reintroduced to the public during an upcoming exhibition in Hoxton.

Michael Andrews' Colony Room 1

The Colony Room on show at auction house Bonhams

15 September 2016

Auction house Bonhams are to host an exhibition titled The Colony Room: Masterpieces from Pallant House Gallery, celebrating the fabled London drinking den beloved of artists.

Brigitte Bardot

Fine Art Society showcases 1960s British Pop art in new exhibition

14 September 2016

A forthcoming Fine Art Society exhibition will feature over 70 works by leading British Pop artist Gerald Laing

Print of Lowry’s The Beach

Lowry and Vicari in the mix at Kent auction

13 September 2016

A collection of Lowry prints and a painting by Andrew Vicari, previously known as one of the richest living artists, are up for auction at Grand Auctions in Folkestone next week.

Dylan Thomas sketch

High hopes for drunken night Dylan Thomas doodle at Welsh auction

09 September 2016

The market for Dylan Thomas memorabilia remains strong, says the auctioneer who is hoping for Welsh, English and American bidding on one of the poet's doodle that he is offering.

Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell

Islington issues £20,000 plea to buy collage by Joe Orton's lover

07 September 2016

Islington Museum has issued a public plea to help it raise £20,000 to buy a screen collage by Joe Orton's lover and killer Kenneth Halliwell at auction later this month.

Lawrence Gowing view of Hackney

Hackney brings in the money – early Lawrence Gowing view of London takes record £40,000

10 August 2016

A record price for a work by Sir Lawrence Gowing (1918-1991) came at the latest fine art sale held by Brightwells of Leominster.

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Brian 'Braaq' Shields painting coming up at Lindsay Burns auction

06 August 2016

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In which case, LS Lowry must be one of the most ‘flattered’ artists around.

Collage screen by Kenneth Halliwell

Screen collage by Joe Orton's lover and killer Kenneth Halliwell at auction

04 August 2016

August 9, 1967. That was the day when Kenneth Halliwell killed his lover Joe Orton using a hammer. Nine blows to the head. Halliwell then committed suicide.

Topolski Tate Sim Fine Art

Tate buys expressionist oil painting from dealer Andrew Sim

19 July 2016

Sim Fine Art have sold their first ever painting to the Tate who have added it to their permanent collection.

David Bowie art collection Sotheby’s

Starman in the saleroom – David Bowie’s art collection heads to Sotheby’s

14 July 2016

Sotheby’s have announced that they will be selling David Bowie’s art collection in November.

Edith Lawrence linocut Cricket

Grosvenor School collection from artist’s family offered Yorkshire auction

11 July 2016

Tennants are staging a single-owner sale featuring a collection of Grosvenor School prints that come fresh to the market after they were found stored a family home of Edith Lawrence’s (1890-1973) great nephew.

Joshua Reynolds portrait at Christie's

10 highlights and key statistics from Christie’s ‘Defining British Art’ sale

01 July 2016

The latest themed auction held by Christie’s was their ‘Defining British Art’ evening sale in London. View ATG’s selection of 10 highlights here.

Henry Moore at Christie's Defining British Art

Christie’s British art auction survives Brexit and sets £22m record for Henry Moore sculpture

01 July 2016

A series of blue-chip consignments from different sectors of the market helped Christie’s ‘Defining British Art’ evening sale in London last night to a £99.5m total including premium. The auction offered paintings by major names including Joshua Reynolds, John Constable, Stanley Spencer, Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon but it was a Henry Moore sculpture that led proceedings, selling at £22m.

A still life of roses by FCB Cadell

Edinburgh surgeon’s Scottish Colourist paintings give £1.23m lift to Lyon & Turnbull’s fine art auction

17 June 2016

A private collection of Scottish Colourist paintings assembled by a former president of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh gave a major boost to Lyon & Turnbull’s latest specialist auction of Scottish Paintings & Sculpture.

Winifred Knights portrait photo

Dealer sheds light on the forgotten Knights

15 June 2016

Sacha Llewellyn is a co-founder of Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, which specialises in reappraising under-represented artists of the past.

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