The New English Art Club exhibits some of the very best in figurative, observational and painterly work in the UK.
Showcasing paintings, drawings and prints from its elected members alongside work by emerging artists whose ethos reflects its own, New English Art Club is informed by personal interpretations of the visual world, underpinned by drawing.
Founded in the 19th century, the New English traces its history through varied artists such as Stanley Spencer, David Bomberg, Vanessa Bell and Gwen John. More recent exhibitors include Royal Academicians such as Humphrey Ocean, Anthony Green and Anthony Eyton.
The New English has from its outset sought out strong developing artists at an early stage in their career and the headline prize this year of £2,500 will be awarded to the most promising figurative work chosen by Chris Beetles of Chris Beetles Gallery, announced along with a number of other awards for outstanding work.