Friday, September 16, 2011

Atkinson Grimshaw Exhibition

It should really be in Leeds, but anywhere is good news. London Guildhall from Monday :

Over the last forty years, Atkinson Grimshaw's beautiful and evocative paintings of moonlit suburban lanes, gas lit city streets and docksides have emerged as some of the most popular works of the Victorian age. This touring exhibition is the first major show of Grimshaw's work for over thirty years. It includes more than 60 paintings from his earliest Pre-Raphaelite inspired landscapes to the Impressionist style seascapes of his last years. The show also includes drawings, manuscripts and photographs on loan from public and private collections and descendants of the artist.
The Grimshaw site is excellent :


Edwin Greenwood said...

Thank you for that. I have to admit that I'd never heard of the man. And Atkinson Grimshaw is a wonderfully redolent name for a successful Victorian Yorkshireman.

Laban said...

I'm not even sure Grimshaw was particularly successful, and forty years ago you could buy one for a thousand or so. Alas, then I didn't have the money.