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A blog dedicated to Modern British Art from Lund Humphries, the leading publisher of books on the subject.
‘Art is not a plaything’, wrote painter-poet Isaac Rosenberg in 1912. He was by all accounts a serious, sensitive young man. When Rosenberg was first introduced in 1911 to the group of East End writers and artists known as the ‘Whitechapel Boys’, aspiring writer Joseph Leftwich described him as ‘depressingly self-absorbed … he did not smile once all that first […]
Posted onBen Uri’s small exhibition space in St John’s Wood was so packed for the private view of Uproar: The First 50 Years of the London Group last night that gallery staff needed to direct people-traffic in and out of each room of the gallery. It was an extraordinary showing of great British paintings from half […]
Posted onBetween 1933 and 1945, whether for religious, political or artistic reasons, over 300 painters, sculptors and graphic artists emigrated to Britain. Modern British Art has certainly been all the richer for their contribution to the post-war British art scene, and the Lund Humphries list features monographs on a number of émigré artists, including Josef Herman, Abram Games […]
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