Modern British Art

Paintings, sculptures and prints made by 20th century British artists. Big names in this sector include Stanley Spencer, Paul Nash and LS Lowry.


Fedden and Wain show feline fancy

07 August 2023

A couple of cat pictures made bidders’ whiskers twitch of late.


Art Market: International interest boosts London sale

17 July 2023

Olympia Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) reported some significant overseas interest at its latest Fine Paintings, Works on Paper & Sculpture auction with almost a third of buyers from outside the UK.


Pearce peppers up a Penzance auction

17 July 2023

In the oeuvre of ‘primitive’ painter Bryan Pearce (1929-2006), still-lifes are significantly rarer than his marine and harbour scenes.


Super shows in Scotland star wonder women

17 July 2023

Blackadder, Ramshaw and Manz under the spotlight at single Edinburgh gallery’s trio of exhibitions


LS Lowry work provides a rare pastel purchase

10 July 2023

Five original LS Lowry (1887-1976) pictures sold to five different buyers at Tennants’ (22% buyer’s premium) latest Modern & Contemporary art sale.

Tanya Baxter.

5 Questions with art dealer Tanya Baxter

10 July 2023

Tanya Baxter specialises in Modern British, Post-Modern and Contemporary art and is among those exhibiting at this year’s LAPADA Berkeley Square Fair (September 27-October 1).


Big names of British abstract art feature in colourful exhibitions this summer

03 July 2023

Colour is at the core of Zuleika Gallery’s latest exhibition, one of several to focus on British abstract art this summer.


Pick of the week: Joanna ploughed on as Reginald

03 July 2023

Works by Reginald Pepper (fl.1970s-90s) are not very common at auction – and this is not just because he doesn’t exist.


Is the future bright for Scottish Colourists?

26 June 2023

Latest results for works by the stars of the Scottish market show strong prices but a bit of a mixed picture


Adler led avant garde into the British art world

26 June 2023

Refugee artist provided first-hand experience of cutting edge style


How Vellacott made a clean start

19 June 2023

Fabrics, costumes and theatre set designer turned to painting when her work was destroyed by a bomb


People power: portraits become focus of dealer events

19 June 2023

With the National Portrait Gallery about to reopen, ATG takes a look at exhibition and auctions on the theme

Enigma by John Bernard Munns

Dealers launch special celebration of portraits to honour the National Portrait Gallery

12 June 2023

Art dealers across the UK are unveiling portrait exhibitions to mark the reopening of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) this month.


Jenna Burlingham expands gallery in Hampshire

12 June 2023

Joyful, British and painted by a leading woman artist, Winifred Nicholson’s 'Tulips' captures the mood of Jenna Burlingham’s summer catalogue and show.


Masterpieces kick off busy Knightsbridge summer season

12 June 2023

Forget 'Masterpiece' – this summer Gladwell and Patterson holds 'Masterpieces', an exhibition bringing together some of the top works from its stable of artists.


The mysterious artist in high auction demand

05 June 2023

One of the most talked about pictures sold at auction recently was a portrait by an almost unheard of artist that emerged in Surrey.


Self-portrait shows Denton Welch at time when his life was shattered by an accident

05 June 2023

A small but eyecatching self-portrait by Denton Welch (1915-48) equalled the auction record for the artist.


Demand remains high for Mod Brit female artists

05 June 2023

Two works bringing demand at different auctions recently showed the market’s continued appetite for works by Modern British female artists.


One of Fell’s final works comes to auction

05 June 2023

A drawing by Sheila Fell (1931-79) offered in Cockermouth showed how strong demand can emerge even for a simple sketch.


Art gallery holds second 'Britain in Pictures' exhibition

05 June 2023

Leading the second edition of Sim Fine Art’s Britain in Pictures exhibition are two chaps in purple.