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Bawden at the Fry Art Gallery

The private view yesterday was full of an enthusiastic local crowd. Edward Bawden is the poster boy of the Fry Art Gallery; something close to their raison d’etre. The Gallery always has plenty of his work on show and they busy themselves in the London art market from time to time snapping up work by their favourite artist which appears [Read More…]

Ravilious and friends at the Towner Gallery

Very serious and impressively put together show. This is as good as it gets when exploring the world of a series of excellent British artists:Ravilious, Bawden, Paul Nash, John Nash, Barnett Freedman, Percy Horton, Tom Hennell, Enid Marx etc. Ravilious came from Eastbourne, hence the link. Quite a few loans from the wonderful Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden. The [Read More…]

John Aldridge RA at The Fry Art Gallery Saffron Walden

The show at the Fry – that most wonderful of small galleries – was too small to make many substantive points in any debate as to Aldridge’s proper status. Whilst ahead of most artists of his time, he was nowhere near the top group, and as such, is likely to remain amongst the footsoldiers of 20th Century British art. An excellent little catalogue for the exhibition included a fine essay by local art historian, Peter Donovan. I would urge anyone within reach of Saffron Walden to visit and support the Fry Art Gallery.

John Aldridge

A rare chance to see a group of Aldridge’s work is on at the moment at the wonderful Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden.Lack of space means that there are not enough pictures to cover his long career, but because he rarely gets seen, this is a good opportunity.His basic subject matter was often landscape (or townscape) , sometimes around [Read More…]

Lecture at the Fry Art Gallery

Anyone reading this who can make the trip to Saffron Walden is most welcome to buy a ticket for a lecture I am giving at the Fry Art Gallery on the evening of Friday 25th November.The lecture is called The British Art World after the War and will no doubt be slightly controversial! The Gallery is an absolutely splendid establishment.In [Read More…]