5 Exhibitions you do not want to miss!

This autumn sees a host of stellar UK exhibitions from various noteworthy artists, all of whom are represented by Bridgeman Copyright. If you find yourself looking for somewhere to shelter from the cold this season, why not pop by these galleries to warm your creative soul?

1) Anne Rothenstein

Beaux Arts, 7 Sep – 14 Oct


Sleeping Girl I, 1999 (oil on hardboard), Anne Rothenstein (b.1949)

Anne Rothenstein’s distinctive and atmospheric paintings subtly combine sophistication with innocence. Rothenstein comes from a family of artists and creators – a background which has also obviously informed and influenced her work. Her father was the late Michael Rothenstein, the print-maker, and her mother is Duffy Ayres the painter. Her grandfather was William Rothenstein who ran the Royal College of Art and served as an official British war artist. Her uncle, John was a Director of the Tate Gallery, and her brother, Julian, is a designer and founder of the Redstone Press. Rothenstein has been painting full-time since 1982 and for the last two years has regularly designed covers for the London Review of Books.


2) Eileen Agar

Redfern Gallery, 12 – 30 September


Self portrait (b/w photo), Eileen Agar (1899-1991) / Private Collection / Estate of Eileen Agar

To coincide with the publication of the forthcoming monograph; Eileen Agar: Dreaming Oneself Awake by Michel Remy, the Redfern Gallery will show a selection of her paintings, objects and works on paper. Spanning her long career, the works on display will show the development of her distinctive style, as well as her involvement with Surrealism and artistic interactions with her contemporaries. The highly esteemed artist was the only woman to present works of art at the 1936 international exhibition in London, England and in 1990 she was elected as a Royal Academy Associate.


3) John Armstrong

Penlee house, 16 Sep – 18 Nov


The Philosopher (In an Upper Room) 1938 (tempera on board), John Armstrong (1893-1973) / Private Collection / Photo © Peter Nahum at The Leicester Galleries, London

Another of our Bridgeman Copyright artists has a big new exhibition devoted to their work, hosted at one of our museum partners: Penlee House. Dream and Reality examines the diverse range of work produced over the lifetime of this intriguing, essentially self-taught artist. Although his paintings show the influence of Surrealism, Armstrong was never a Surrealist; instead he forged a very personal style that confronted conventional ideas and beliefs with a blend of ironic wit and personal symbolism. After the war, he spent a period of time in Lamorna before returning to London and continuing his eclectic style that encompassed still life and classicism alongside more abstract works.

This short film has been produced featuring interviews with our client, the copyright holder Annette Armstrong:


4) Craigie Aitchison

Browse & Darby, 6 Oct – 3 Nov


Yellow Painting, 1984 (oil & collage on canvas), Craigie Aitchison (1926-2009) / Private Collection

Browse & Darby are proud to present a selling exhibition of paintings and prints by the esteemed British artist Craigie Aitchison. This exhibition will present a collection of works spanning the entirety of Aitchison’s career, with subjects ranging from bust and half-length portraits, to landscapes, crucifixions and still lifes. On the lower ground floor gallery there will also be a selection of screenprints and carborundum etchings. Known principally as a painter of largescale oils, Aitchison’s instantly recognisable works evoke an innocent spontaneity which belies their immensely skilled handling of colour and balance of delicately drawn subjects.


5) Julian Trevelyan

Bohun Gallery, 4 – 25 Nov


Gravesend, 1969 (etching & aquatint), Julian Trevelyan (1910-88) / Private Collection / Courtesy of Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, UK

Travels: An exhibition of Etchings displays works by Trevelyan (husband of artist Mary Fedden), an artist with a working life that spanned more than 65 years. The Estate’s two partners are Bridgeman for licensing and the Bohun Gallery for art sales. Trevelyan was a distinguished artist and printmaker producing work with a broad appeal. He was brilliantly inventive and possessed a wit and eye that could discover enchantment in the most mundane scenes.

Trevelyan had no formal art training but joined Stanley Hayter’s atelier in Paris in 1931 where he worked alongside artists such as Ernst, Kokoschka, Masson, Miro and Picasso. It was in this atmosphere that he turned to Surrealism and became a founding member of the British Surrealist Group. A selection of his paintings and etchings featured in the ground-breaking ‘International Surrealist Exhibition’ at the New Burlington Galleries, London in 1936.


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