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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

Wednesday - 18th

Tom Stade in 'I Swear'

Parkway Cinema, Beverley

Upcoming Events

Friday - 20th

Billy Kemp - all the way from Baltimore

Monks Walk, Highgate, Beverley

Saturday - 21st

Jacob's Well Appeal Drive Sale

Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley

Village History Study Day

Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley

The Britten Sinfonia present Mother Goose

Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley

Sunday - 22nd