04/11/2021 - 04/12/2021

Cross C20th - Mixed Medium

Historical Group Show incl. Agar, Bomberg, Lanyon & Sutherland - Wild Traces: A Living Landscape

‘As the environmental crisis effects our lives ever more tangibly, our desire to experience nature in physical emotional and spiritual way seems to grow. Merely walking through the landscape is no longer enough – we have to get inside it.’ [Susan Owens, Spirit of Place, Thames and Hudson, New York, 2020, p.279]

Wild Traces: A Living Landscape brings together a group of artists come biophiles, whose works are not limited to a depiction of the natural world, but endeavour to ‘get inside it’. Landscapes painted, not just by the passive observer, but from an artists visceral experience of the countryside as an equal inhabitant. Interwoven are surreal organic forms; traces of the natural world that reflect our primal connections as well as works that highlight the restless tensions between man and nature.

New acquisitions to the gallery include works by Eileen Agar, Peter Lanyon and William Scott together with a rare 1948 work on paper by John Piper and a stunning 1952 oil on board by Tristram Hillier.

Artists - Eileen Agar, Keith Arnatt, David Bomberg, Prunella Clough, Barry Flanagan, Fay Godwin, Tristram Hillier, Ivon Hitchens, Peter Lanyon, Barbara Levittoux-Świderska, James Lloyd, Paul Nash, Grace Pailthorpe, John Piper, Mary Potter, Alan Reynolds, William Scott, Ally Thompson and Graham Sutherland.


Bloomsbury 69 Great Russell St, WC1B 3BN