Art of World War II: John Noott Collection

St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery

2 December 2017 – 17 February 2018

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Featuring rarely seen portrayals of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, this exhibition explores the art of the Second World War through the remarkable collection of art dealer John Noott.

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John Noott was just seven when war broke out in 1939. Later in life, as a successful art dealer, he began to collect art made during the war years. The collection now includes over 100 paintings, prints and posters by famous and lesser-known artists, including Felix Topolski and Eduardo Paolozzi. After a brief showing at the Broadway Arts Festival in 2016, this exhibition represents the first major gallery showing of Noott's rich collection of war art.

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"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)