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Neo-Romantics


18 People in artist grouping:

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 Vivian 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 by incorporating symbolism to create evocative landscapes. 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

Michael Ayrton

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

Prunella Clough

1919-1999
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Cecil Collins

Cecil Collins

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

Robert Colquhoun

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

John Craxton

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

Lucian Freud

1922-2011
Artist
Sitter in 62 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Ivon Hitchens

Ivon Hitchens

1893-1979
Painter
Sitter in 31 portraits
Robert MacBryde

Robert MacBryde

1913-1966
Painter
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Minton

John Minton

1917-1957
Painter and illustrator
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Henry Moore

Henry Moore

1898-1986
Sculptor
Sitter in 98 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Paul Nash

Paul Nash

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

John Piper

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

Eric Ravilious

1903-1942
Painter, engraver and mural decorator
Sitter in 1 portrait
Graham Sutherland

Graham Sutherland

1903-1980
Painter
Sitter in 62 portraits | Artist associated with 23 portraits
Pavel Tchelitchew

Pavel Tchelitchew

1898-1957
Surrealist painter
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits
Keith Vaughan

Keith Vaughan

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

Leslie Hurry

1909-1978
Artist and designer
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 1 portrait
(Maurice) Denton Welch

(Maurice) Denton Welch

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