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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It’s Scottish bloom time at Panter & Hall

07 February 2022

Marigolds by Alexander Galt (1913-2000) is among the pictures on offer in Panter & Hall’s The Scottish Show 2022.

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Old Masters two for one deal

07 February 2022

Intriguing lot offered paintings as central element and elaborate border section combined

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Leggett market gets a leg up

31 January 2022

Response to trio of works indicates fresh interest in female artists is a factor at all price levels

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First of a series of Anna Airy works

31 January 2022

A versatile painter in a variety of mediums, Anna Airy (1882- 1964) was considered by some to be among the most gifted artists of her day.

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Large George Bissill group provides mine of information

24 January 2022

A significant collection of works by George Bissill (1896-1973), the Derbyshire miner who enjoyed some fleeting success as an artist in the 1920s-30s but who later died largely forgotten, emerged recently at Mallams (25% buyer’s premium) in Oxford.

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Market-fresh Henry Moore sculpture heads from mantlepiece to auction house

19 January 2022

Dreweatts is offering a market-fresh Henry Moore (1898-1986) figural group sculpture, Mother and Child, on March 16.

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Strachey self-portrait underlines often overlooked talent

17 January 2022

Despite his famous name, the artist Henry Strachey (1863-1940) has never had much prominence at auction, with only around a dozen works having emerged.

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Yorkshire artist stars on home turf at Harrogate pavilions fair

17 January 2022

A selection of paintings by Yorkshire artist Owen Bowen (1873-1967) is exhibited on the stand of Walker Art Galleries at this month’s 'The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair'.

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Sale reflects centuries of Sitwells

10 January 2022

Fresh generations of the famous family added to hall’s collections to create eclectic mix. Jonathan Franks reports.

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Fedden feline appeals among the Freya Mitton highlights

10 January 2022

The Tabby Cat by Mary Fedden is among the highlights in Somerset dealer Freya Mitton’s upcoming exhibition of British art.

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Knife birds bronze takes McCrum a cut above in the market

10 January 2022

Modern British sculptures were the main attraction at Wotton Auction Rooms’ (18% buyer’s premium) recent sale at Stouts Hill Manor.

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William Roberts work rings tubular bells

03 January 2022

Trademark colourful picture features people depicted with a distinctive style of limbs.

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Park's portrait of wife Peggy impresses

03 January 2022

An artist’s painting of his wife turned heads at a recent David Lay (18% buyer’s premium) auction in Penzance, selling over 10 times above estimate.

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Knight and Bomberg as war artists

03 January 2022

In 1946 the artist Laura Knight (1877-1970) was commissioned by the War Artists’ Advisory Committee to create a painting of the Nuremberg Trials.

‘Poppies’ by John William Godward

Five top paintings sold at auctions outside London this year

28 December 2021

Despite the lockdowns, the last 12 months has been a busy time for the art market with plenty of activity witnessed around the country. Here we pick out five of the top picture results at auctions outside London in 2021.

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ATG letter: Cider picture – my bet is also Bateman says Rupert Maas

20 December 2021

Re: ‘In-cider knowledge needed…’, Letters, ATG Nos 2519/21.

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Bratbys on offer bought direct from the artist

20 December 2021

Two works by ‘kitchen sink’ realist John Bratby (1928-92) were offered in the latest picture sale at Olympia Auctions (25% buyer’s premium).

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Art rarity: the trade outbids private buyers

20 December 2021

A sight increasingly uncommon at auction – the trade outbidding private buyers on key lots of Modern art – occurred a number of times at Sworders’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest sale in this category.

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Nuremberg Trials sketch by Laura Knight in our pick of five auction highlights

17 December 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Nuremberg Trials sketch by Dame Laura Knight that doubled its estimate at Woolley & Wallis.

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Barns-Graham and her friends

06 December 2021

Sale of works owned by the Scottish artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham reflects strong connections with other St Ives artists.

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