REYTA Finalist

The McDowell Collection of British Neo-Romantic Art

A fusion of romantic themes and modernist ideas arose in Britain in the mid 20th century. The resulting neo-romantic movement provided a passionate, poetic language in which artists could express the ‘spirit’ of a place or figure and explore its significance beyond the purely visual.

Nicolas and Frances McDowall have been collecting neo-romantic art for over forty years. This exhibition, drawn from their collection, shows the influence of the 19th century Romantic artists, William Blake and Samuel Palmer, and charts the rise of neo-romanticism through the work of Paul Nash, John Piper, Graham Sutherland, Ceri Richards and others in the 1930s. It continues into the 1940s and 50s with artists such as John Minton, Keith Vaughan and John Craxton.

The McDowalls have also worked with artists such as Rigby Graham and Clive Hicks-Jenkins to whom neo-romanticism is still relevant.


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Wednesday - 23rd

Morning Campers! The British Holiday Camp.

Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley

Treasure House Children's Trail

Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley

Animal Agents Summer Reading Challenge

Beverley Children's Library

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Freedom Five FriYay Movie and Quiz

Parkway Theatre, Beverley

Saturday - 26th

Method in Madness Coffee Morning

Walkington Methodist Church Schoolroom

Easy Ladies Breeze Cycle Ride

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A Sunday Hop - Bank Holiday Family raceday

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