Robert Adams, Kenneth Armitage, Edward Burra, Lynn Chadwick, Prunella Clough, John Craxton, Frank Dobson, Paul Feiler, Donald Hamilton Fraser, Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, Peter Kinley, Bernard Meadows, Margaret Mellis, Denis Mitchell, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Victor Pasmore, Graham Sutherland, and Julian Trevelyan
British Modern Masters
Rosenberg & Co.
19 East 66th Street, New York, NY 10065
April 29 – July 21, 2017
Reception: April 29, 6-9 pm

April 29, Rosenberg & Co. opens British Modern Masters, a selective survey exhibition of twentieth-century British art, continuing the legacy of Paul Rosenberg & Co. who represented several of the artists exhibited, including: Kenneth Armitage, Donald Hamilton Fraser, Peter Kinley, Bernard Meadows, and Graham Sutherland. The British Modern Masters are generally understood to be a group of artists working between World War II through the sixties, producing work rooted in the Neo-Romantic movement and demonstrating a move towards new forms of abstraction. At times these works identifiably reflected the nature of World War II and its aftermath, but this group of artists produced a wide range of works employing distinct and innovative styles and exploring a variety of subject matter. The exhibition at Rosenberg & Co. highlights the St. Ives School, a group of artists who lived and worked in the Cornish town of St. Ives; and the “Middle Generation,” a group of artists working in the 1940s and 1950s, some of whom would go on to found the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. A catalog created in conjunction with the exhibition with information on these schools and on the individual artists exhibited is available for online viewing.

Graham Sutherland, Project for Coventry, 1950. Mixed media on paper, 6.50h x 9.50w inches. Image courtesy of Rosenberg & Co.


Robert Adams, Single Curve with Triangles, 1957. Image courtesy of Rosenberg & Co.


Henry Moore, Drawing for Metal Sculpture, 1935. Colored crayon and pastel, 14.75h x 21.88w inches. Image courtesy of Rosenberg & Co.


Peter Kinley, Three Studies for Figures with Mirror and Easel, 1960. Oil on board, 6.93 x 4.13 inches each. Image courtesy of Rosenberg & Co.