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Stanley Spencer - 60 years gone

Stanley Spencer - 60 years gone
Stanley Spencer caught my attention many years ago and was one of the main influences of my love for figurative artwork. A documentary was re-r...

The Evolution of Sculpture - Egypt

The Evolution of Sculpture - Egypt
As with every story, there's a beginning, middle and end. However, Archaeology is about as far from a story as you can get. History changes as ...

Are prints worth collecting?

Are prints worth collecting?
You may be thinking that this is a strange title for a newsletter from a gallery who sells large quantities of prints. The thing is that people...

How Art became an Investment

How Art became an Investment
If you're thinking about buying art then you should know how modern art became considered one of the best and most reliable assets for collectors ...

A trail of Art in Essex?

A trail of Art in Essex?
Quite often when I'm writing the most intricate blogs like the three-part Elisabeth Frink - Life in Bronze series, I have to do massive amounts...

Elisabeth Frink - Life in Bronze Part III

Elisabeth Frink - Life in Bronze Part III
In the 1970s two female artists were at the top of their game in the world of Sculpture, they were Barbara Hepworth and Elisabeth Frink. Although ...

Elisabeth Frink - Life in Bronze Part II

Elisabeth Frink - Life in Bronze Part II
The year was 1953, Elisabeth Frink was 23 years old and had already been shown in London Galleries, and had been a runner up in the prize for t...

Elisabeth Frink - Life in Bronze Part 1

Elisabeth Frink - Life in Bronze Part 1
In 1930 in a family home known as 'The Grange' in Great Thurlow, Suffolk. Elisabeth Frink was born to Ralph Cuyler Frink and Jean Elisabeth (né...

Art Blog Mathematics in Art

Art Blog Mathematics in Art
Before you roll your eyes to the sky and think that this blog is going to end up like Stephen Hawking’s blackboard, let me assure that this wil...

Art News - What happened this week?

Art News - What happened this week?
Going, going... This month has seen a major power shift in the Auction world. Sotheby's has been an Art institution that has spann...

Josef Herman - The Early Years Part III

Josef Herman - The Early Years Part III
Josef Herman's life had been one of struggle and pain but now in 1944, the German army was being tentatively pushed back through Europe and Rus...

Josef Herman - The Early Years Part II

Josef Herman - The Early Years Part II
Last week I wrote about the fascinating early years of Josef Herman and his journey to Britain which would become his home for the rest of his ...