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17 People in artist grouping:

Neo-Romantics

The events of the Second World War and its aftermath produced a group of diverse artists who looked back to Romantic artists such as William Blake, while simultaneously looking forward to Cubism and Surrealism. Artists like Graham Sutherland were instrumental in reimagining a nostalgic and romantic vision of the English landscape, re-appropriating artists such as Samuel Palmer. Paul Nash, who served as an Official War artist, responded to surrealism in his landscapes, incorporating symbolism and at times creating a prophetic vision. In 1940, the government launched a scheme known as ‘Recording Britain’. Artists including John Minton, Sutherland and Nash were commissioned to capture the changing faces of towns and villages across Britain in drawings, paintings and print. This in part produced the isolated movement of the 'Neo-Romantics', characterized by their exploration of visionary landscapes and scenes.

Michael Ayrton

1921-1975
Artist
Sitter in 8 portraits | Artist of 10 portraits

Lucian Freud

1922-2011
Artist
Sitter in 42 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits

Henry Moore

1898-1986
Sculptor
Sitter in 93 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Paul Nash

1889-1946
Artist
Sitter in 32 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Graham Sutherland

1903-1980
Painter
Sitter in 61 portraits | Artist associated with 23 portraits

Prunella Clough

1919-1999
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait

Cecil Collins

1908-1989
Artist
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Robert Colquhoun

1914-1962
Painter
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits

John Craxton

1922-2009
Painter, set Designer and Royal Academician
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Ivon Hitchens

1893-1979
Painter
Sitter in 31 portraits

Leslie Hurry

1909-1978
Artist and designer
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 1 portrait

Robert MacBryde

1913-1966
Painter
Sitter in 2 portraits

John Minton

1917-1957
Painter and illustrator
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits

John Piper

1903-1992
Artist and writer
Sitter in 59 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Pavel Tchelitchew

1898-1957
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits

Keith Vaughan

1912-1977
Painter
Sitter in 16 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

(Maurice) Denton Welch

1915-1948
Novelist and painter
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 1 portrait