The first major exhibition of Grimshaw's work in over three decades has arrived in London.
Previously at the Mercer Gallery in Harrogate, the show includes more than 60 paintings, charting the artist's career from his early works inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites to the impressionistic seascapes of his final years. As well as spectacular canvases, the display includes little-known drawings, manuscripts and photographs.Highly successful in his day (but vilified by his colleagues for his willingness to paint from photographs), the self-taught Grimshaw is now most celebrated for his dusky cityscapes. After visiting the artist's studio, Whistler is said to have remarked: 'I considered myself the inventor of Nocturnes until I saw Grimmy's moonlit pictures.'More of Grimshaw's work can be seen across the other side of London at the Richard Green Gallery, 147 New Bond Street. There are several works for sale and a good selection of loans. The exhibition closes on 23 October.