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John Minton: A Centenary (Exhibition) 1 July – 1 October 2017

A major exhibition marking the centenary of the birth of British artist John Minton, a bohemian figure in London during the 1940s and 50s who counted Michael Ayrton, Lucian Freud and Keith Vaughan amongst his friends. The exhibition explores the artist’s achievements far beyond his reputation as a leading post-war illustrator and influential tutor. It […] Read more →

John Minton’s Illustrations (Talk) 27 July 2017, 6pm

£10 (Friends £8.50, Students £9)  A drinks reception follows each talk. Professor Martin Salisbury, Director of the Centre for Children’s Book Studies, examines the legacy of John Minton’s graphic works and illustrations, commissioned for a wide range of media including posters, textiles and advertising. A book signing of ‘The Snail That Climbed the Eiffel Tower […] Read more →

Elizabeth David: A Life in Food (Talk) 10 August 2017, 6pm

£10 (Friends £8.50, Students £9)  A drinks reception follows each talk. In the mid-20th century, after years of austerity and rationing, food writer Elizabeth David inspired British households with her books on European cuisines and traditional British dishes. John Minton, whose work reflected the sense of escapism invoked by David’s books, illustrated her first two […] Read more →

John Minton: A Centenary

John Minton: A Centenary (Talk) 31 August 2017, 6pm

£10 (Friends £8.50, Students £9)  A drinks reception follows each talk. Co-curator of John Minton: A Centenary and Director of Pallant House Gallery Simon Martin discusses this charismatic and complex artist. Minton was a bohemian figure in London during the 1940s and 50s and a close friend of artists and writers including Michael Ayrton, Robert […] Read more →

William Coldstream

William Coldstream (Talk) 28 September 2017, 6pm

£10 (Friends £8.50, Students £9)  A drinks reception follows each talk. Peter T J Rumley, author of the new catalogue raisonne on William Coldstream, explores how the artist became a significant cultural icon of his generation despite being disregarded in his lifetime. Coldstream’s paintings, revisionist theory and practice of art education went on to influence […] Read more →

Christopher Wood, Fair at Neuilly, 1923, Towner

Christopher Wood (Exhibition) 2 July – 2 October 2016

This major summer exhibition is the first in over 35 years to provide a comprehensive overview of the career of British artist Christopher Wood. It explores the life and art of a turbulent young painter as he navigated a path between the representational painting of the 1920s and the new style of abstraction of the […] Read more →

Walter Sickert, The Façade of St Jacques, Dieppe, 1 902, oil on canvas, , private collection courtesy of Fine Art S ociety

Sickert in Dieppe (Exhibition) 4th July – 4th October 2015

Main Galleries The British artist Walter Sickert (1860-1942) had a sustained fascination with the fashionable seaside resort of Dieppe in France. ‘Sickert in Dieppe’ demonstrates the artist’s vivid interest in everyday life in Dieppe, to which he was a regular visitor for over four decades and a permanent resident from 1898 – 1905. Over 80 […] Read more →