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London Group


108 People in artist grouping:

Still active, and with its largest membership numbers, The London Group, created in 1913, continues to be the only democratically run artists' group to have spanned two centuries. Formed from members of The Camden Town Group and The Vorticists movement, the group was a reaction to The Royal Academy's dominance over the London art world, restricting artists in their ability to choose what they learnt in their classes, made and exhibited. The young original members in 1913 set out to radicalise the art scene, by giving artists access to affordable exhibition venues, where they could curate their own shows. The group flourished, and the 1960s-70s marked a golden era in their bid to revitalise the art world, as they became the group of choice for all new emerging artists, continuing to host affordable and popular shows.

Sir William Menzies Coldstream

Sir William Menzies Coldstream

1908-1987
Painter
Sitter in 22 portraits
Alan Davie

Alan Davie

1920-2014
Painter, poet, jazz musician, silversmith and jeweller
Sitter in 5 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Norman Peter Dawson

Artist
Artist of 4 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Peter de Francia

1921-2012
Artist
Artist of 1 portrait
Jessica Dismorr

Jessica Dismorr

1885-1939
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 1 portrait
Frank Owen Dobson

Frank Owen Dobson

1886-1963
Sculptor
Sitter in 18 portraits | Artist of 8 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Ronald Ossory Dunlop

1894-1973
Painter
Artist of 2 portraits
Henri E. Du Plessis

Henri E. Du Plessis

1894-1970
Painter
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

John Epstein

1937-1997
Artist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Anthony John Plowden Eyton

Anthony John Plowden Eyton

1923-
Artist
Sitter in 3 portraits
John Farleigh

John Farleigh

1900-1965
Painter, engraver and illustrator
Sitter in 1 portrait
Mary Fedden

Mary Fedden

1915-2012
Painter and printmaker
Sitter in 6 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Hans Feibusch

1898-1998
Artist
Artist of 2 portraits
James Fitton

James Fitton

1899-1982
Painter and designer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Terry Frost

Terry Frost

1915-2003
Artist and teacher of art
Sitter in 14 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits
Anthony Fry

Anthony Fry

1927-2016
Artist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Roger Fry

Roger Fry

1866-1934
Critic and painter
Sitter in 18 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
William Gear

William Gear

1915-1997
Painter
Sitter in 6 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Patrick George

1923-2016
Painter and teacher
Artist of 1 portrait
Mark Gertler

Mark Gertler

1891-1939
Painter
Sitter in 99 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits

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