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Glyn Philpot: Flesh and Spirit

14 May 2022 – 23 Oct 2022

Regular hours

Saturday
10:00 – 16:00
Sunday
11:00 – 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 16:00
Thursday
10:00 – 16:00
Friday
10:00 – 16:00

Cost of entry

Adults £12.50*
Pallant House Gallery Friends Free
Under 18s Free
Art Fund Members £6.50**
Students (with NUS card or Student ID card) Free

Pallant House Gallery

Chichester, United Kingdom

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  • Chichester Railway Station is a few minutes walk from Pallant House Gallery. There are many direct links from London Victoria, Brighton, Portsmouth, Southampton, and Gatwick Airport. Trains to London Waterloo connect at nearby Havant.

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Discover the work of Glyn Philpot, the sought-after society portraitist who shook off convention to embrace modernism.

The first major exhibition of British artist Glyn Philpot R.A. (1884-1937) in almost 40 years.

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Bringing together over 80 paintings, drawings and sculptures, many unseen in public for decades, the exhibition charts the artist’s development from Edwardian society portraits to his shift to a radically modernist style in the 1930s.

The exhibition will include his portraits of actors, dancers, poets, society hostesses, male lovers and friends, examining his important contribution to the sensitive representation of black sitters from the 1910s to 1930s, and his exploration of both queer and religious subjects.

Philpot’s sitters included a Who’s Who of British society, from glamorous duchesses a such as Loelia, Duchess of Westminster, to actors, poets and writers including Siegfried Sassoon. Alongside these portraits, Philpot gained a reputation for his paintings, sculptures and drawings of unknown black sitters. Central to the exhibition will be an exploration of how these relate to wider dialogues about identity and representation in modern art.

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Glyn Philpot

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