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.


Todays Events

Friday - 23rd

The Children of the Poor

Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley

Through the Looking Glass Exhibition

Beverley Minster

Upcoming Events

Sunday - 25th

Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party

40-42 Sigston Road, Beverley

Age UK Walkington Open Gardens

7 beautiful gardens in Walkington

Beverley Chamber Choir Summer Concert

St Mary's Church, Beverley

Monday - 26th

Dr Phil Hammond's Health Revolution

East Riding Theatre

Wednesday - 28th

Cafe Scientifique

The White Horse (Nellie's), Hengate, Beverley