Leonard Rosoman: Painting Theatre (Exhibition) 3 Feb – 29 Apr 2018

Rosoman, Drag Ball 2, 1968 (c) The Artist's Estate

Experience John Osborne’s controversial 1965 play ‘A Patriot for Me’ through the eyes of British painter Leonard Rosoman RA (1913-2012). The play’s exploration of gay life proved transformative for Rosoman, who went on to create this remarkable series of paintings which conveyed the play’s ‘claustrophobic, sometimes savage, atmosphere whilst capturing a time when attitudes towards sexuality and censorship were on the cusp of change.