With their connections to the capital, its art schools and galleries, this group were called the London School and comprise some of Britain’s most significant modern artists. Their bold, representational painting continues to inspire and captivate visitors.
This exhibition brings together works by members of the London School from Swindon’s important collection of modern British art. It features Frank Auerbach, Lucien Freud, Richard Hamilton and Leon Kossoff. Recent acquisitions by RB Kitaj and Joe Tilson will be displayed for the first time.
The exhibition features the London School’s friends, teachers and influences, including Henry Moore, Helen Lessore and David Bomberg. It will investigate what made the London School unique and how it continues to inform the art world.
Booking Hall No.6, 1975
Charcoal, oil and wash on paper