Pictures

20th Century, Latest Acquisition

The Alhambra

Watercolour by George Wynne Apperley, RI (1884-1960) George Wynne Apperley was born to an aristocratic Welsh military family on the Isle of Wight. Although he trained at Sandhurst, he showed a preference for art, much to the disapproval of his family. He enrolled at the Herkomer School of Art (Bushey, […]

Contemporary, Latest Acquisition

I Carried Your Ashes Home by Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin’s art is one of disclosure, using her life events as inspiration for works ranging from painting, drawing, video and installation, to photography, needlework and sculpture.  Emin reveals her hopes, humiliations, failures and successes in candid and, at times, excoriating work that is frequently both tragic and humorous. Emin’s […]

20th Century

Tranquil Landscape by Algernon Newton

British painter, born in London, grandson of one of the founders of Winsor & Newton, the firm of artists’ colourmen. He left Clare College, Cambridge, after two years without taking a degree and then studied at various art colleges in London, including the School of Animal Painting in Kensington run […]

20th Century, Latest Acquisition

Nature Morte Aux Poissons

Born Marie-Clémentine, Valadon was the daughter of an unmarried domestic worker. She grew up in Montmartre, the bohemian quarter of Paris, supporting herself from the age of ten with odd jobs: waitress, nanny, and circus performer. A fall from a trapeze led her in a new direction. From 1880 to […]