Uproar!: The First 50 Years of the London Group
31 October 2013 – 2 March 2014
To celebrate the London Group’s centenary year, this exhibition examines the first five decades in its turbulent history.
The controversial London Group emerged in 1913 as a radical alternative to the art establishment.
Absorbing two existing modernist exhibiting platforms, Frank Rutter's liberal Allied Artists’ Association and The Camden Town Group headed by Walter Sickert, the first minuted meeting took place on 25 October, with Jacob Epstein coining the group's name the following month.
The exhibition draws its named from the uproar which followed the group's third show in 1915, where Mark Gertler’s The Creation of Eve went on display.
Looking at the first 50 years following its inception, it explores the influences, controversies and key members that came to characterise the London Group's history.
Featured artists include Sickert, Fry, Gaudier-Brzeska, Hepworth and Moore, demonstrating that many of the 'radical' individuals of the early 20th century are now considered to be the cornerstones of British art history.