Images of the past

PUBLISHED: 15:45 05 October 2006 | UPDATED: 10:57 06 May 2010

Spencer Gore’s painting of Letchworth station in 1912
Picture courtesy of NRM/Science & Society Picture Library

Spencer Gore’s painting of Letchworth station in 1912 Picture courtesy of NRM/Science & Society Picture Library

THE Spencer Gore in Letchworth exhibition will be on display at Letchworth Museum until October 28. The artist arrived in the Garden City in 1912 and during his four-month stay produced at least 23 paintings – 17 of which are on display in this exhibition

THE Spencer Gore in Letchworth exhibition will be on display at Letchworth Museum until October 28.

The artist arrived in the Garden City in 1912 and during his four-month stay produced at least 23 paintings - 17 of which are on display in this exhibition.

With their intense colours and stylised cubist shapes, these paintings are among the most avant-garde and influential British paintings of their time.

The collection shows houses and landscapes in and around Letchworth, painted in a modernist style.

Letchworth Museum has borrowed works from national and provincial galleries including the Tate, the British Museum, the Government Art Collection and the National Railway Museum, as well as a number of works from private collections which have never been on public display.

Ros Allwood, curator at the museum, said: "Letchworth Museum is thrilled to be borrowing such wonderful paintings.

"It is a real coup for the Garden City."

A fully illustrated catalogue is available for £5 from the museum on 01462 685647.


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