Exploring interpretations of the human face and figure, this exhibition brings together work by pioneers of modern British art such as Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Lynn Chadwick and Edward Burra.
Drawing on The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art – a privately owned, publicly accessible collection comprising 650 paintings and sculptures, many of which are by some of the most recognised and influential artists of the era – this exhibition looks at over 100 years of human depiction in sculpture, paint, sketch, print and other mediums.
Highlights include Henry Moore’s Seated Girl (1947-9), Lynn Chadwick’s Sitting Woman in Robes II (1987) and figure drawings by Barbara Hepworth which depict scenes of surgeons at work.
Alongside these pieces, contemporary works – such as American painter Aleah Chapin’s oil painting The Tempest (2013) – show how the human figure is still an emotive and inspiring subject.
The Ingram Collection was assembled by entrepreneur and investor Chris Ingram, and is made publicly available through an ongoing programme of loans to exhibitions, galleries and museums. Art Fund director Stephen Deuchar has called Ingram 'one of the most active and thoughtful collectors of modern British art today'.