Visit: Exhibition of the 'Cranbrook Colony' at Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Marguerite Nugent, Director of Wolverhampton Art Gallery, will lead a tour of the Gallery's latest exhibition on the works of the 'Cranbrook Colony'. Marguerite, who is also the curator of this exhibition, will explore the work and legacy of this fascinating group of British artists who settled in the Kentish town of Cranbrook from 1854 onwards. The group was started by the artist Frederick Daniel Hardy who was soon accompanied by artists such as Thomas Webster, George Bernard O'Neill and Augustus Mulready. Their works are largely sentimental, romanticised views of bucolic life and industry inspired by 17th century Dutch and Flemish masters. Interestingly, their paintings proved popular to the wealthy industrialists of the Midlands.