Radev Collection: Bloomsbury & Beyond

27 Sep 2013 – 21 Dec 2013

Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Kendal, United Kingdom


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The Radev Collection is named after Mattei Radev, who came to Britain in the 1950's as a stowaway on a cargo ship, fleeing from communism in his native Bulgaria. Radev went on to build a new life in London mixing in the artistic Bloomsbury circle and becoming a leading picture framer for the London Galleries. Radev inherited most of the works from his friend the artist-dealer Eardley Knollys who had in turn inherited from music critic 5th Lord Sackville, Eddy Sackville-West following the latter's' death in 1965. The impressive collection includes works by British and international artists including Duncan Grant, Alfred Wallis, Ivon Hitchens, Ben Nicholson and Lucien Pissarro.

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