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.


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Twentieth century art amassed by two generations of Ohio collectors

04 September 2023

On September 14, Caza Sikes in Cincinnati will offer an 86-lot sale of avant garde 20th century art and sculpture bought by two generations of an Ohio family.

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5 Questions with Beth Swaab of Bink Fine Art

04 September 2023

Beth Swaab of Bink Fine Art specialises in Modern British, Impressionist and 19th century pictures.

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Bidders just dig the Mary Potter style

28 August 2023

Coastal scene formerly owned by collector in the diamond mining industry attracts considerable interest

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If at first you don’t succeed, try a new estimate

28 August 2023

What’s best to do with unsold lots… offer them again at half the price guide perhaps?

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Eurich’s mystery girl makes notable price

28 August 2023

The artist Richard Ernst Eurich (1903-92) is rather hard to categorise.

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A Duncan Grant market tester

28 August 2023

Testing the market for still-lifes by Bloomsbury school favourite Duncan Grant (1885-1978), a painting by the artist emerged fresh from a notable source in Somerset.

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Pangolin London: ‘5000 works handled in 15 years’

28 August 2023

Pangolin anniversary exhibition is one of several highlighting British art this autumn in London

Sir Oswald Birley portrait

Paintings from Sir Oswald Birley’s manor house to go under the hammer at Cheffins

24 August 2023

A group of 23 works by Sir Oswald Birley and his wife Lady Rhoda Birley which were previously part of their personal collection at their Sussex home will be offered for sale at Cheffins in Cambridge on September 20.

Portrait by Harrington Mann

Mystery woman sets auction record for artist Harrington Mann

21 August 2023

A large and striking 1920s portrait of a young woman drew strong competition at Dreweatts’ (26% buyer’s premium) sale of Anouska Hempel’s collection.

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Dealer moved by refugees’ plight

07 August 2023

Founder of London gallery Agi Katz had personal experience after escaping from persecution herself

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Another strong sum for Frederick Gore

07 August 2023

A number of strong sums for Frederick Gore’s (1913-2009) richly coloured views of Mallorca and the French countryside have been recorded since his auction record was smashed two years ago.

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Fedden and Wain show feline fancy

07 August 2023

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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

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