Quiz: School of London

  • 19 October 2015

A group of London-based artists changed the face of figurative painting forever; how much do you know about them?

  • London calling

    The School of London is a term used to describe a close-knit group of artists living in the city during the 70s and 80s who pursued forms of figurative painting in the face of modernism and abstraction. Their heroes were Rembrandt, Velázquez, Goya and Rubens.  

  • Question 1 of 6

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    RB Kitaj invented the term the School of London whilst curating an exhibition entitled The Human Clay for the Arts Council in 1976. Which gallery was it held at?

  • Question 2 of 6

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    Which of these is not a self-portrait?

  • Question 3 of 6

    Frank Auerbach, Hampsted Highroad, High Summer, 2010

    Which one of the following artists in the School of London group was born in the UK?

  • Question 4 of 6

    The Crucifixion was a major theme for which painter?

  • Question 5 of 6

    Which fellow painter did Frank Auerbach study with at Saint Martin's School of Art and then Borough Polytechnic?

  • Question 6 of 6

    Lucian Freud, Standing by the Rags, 1988

    Lucian Freud specialised in portraits, often nude and was acknowledged as one of the most recognisable and important portrait artists of his generation. Which year was he shortlisted for the Turner Prize?

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    1. 1.  RB Kitaj invented the term the School of London whilst curating an exhibition entitled The Human Clay for the Arts Council in 1976. Which gallery was it held at?
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    2. Correct answer: Hayward Gallery
    3. 2.  Which of these is not a self-portrait?
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    4. Correct answer: Francis Bacon, 1985
    5. 3.  Which one of the following artists in the School of London group was born in the UK?
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    6. Correct answer: Leon Kossoff
    7. 4.  The Crucifixion was a major theme for which painter?
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    8. Correct answer: Francis Bacon
    9. 5.  Which fellow painter did Frank Auerbach study with at Saint Martin's School of Art and then Borough Polytechnic?
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    10. Correct answer: Leon Kossoff
    11. 6.  Lucian Freud specialised in portraits, often nude and was acknowledged as one of the most recognisable and important portrait artists of his generation. Which year was he shortlisted for the Turner Prize?
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    12. Correct answer: 1989

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