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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.

Jacob Kramer

Jacob Kramer

1892-1962
Artist
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist associated with 7 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Lynton Harold Lamb

1907-1977
Painter, book illustrator and designer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Maurice Lambert

Maurice Lambert

1901-1964
Sculptor
Sitter in 28 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Edward 'Boy' Le Bas

Edward 'Boy' Le Bas

1904-1966
Artist; painter and collector
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Rupert Lee

Rupert Lee

1887-1959
Artist
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 1 portrait
Sir David Low

Sir David Low

1891-1963
Cartoonist
Sitter in 27 portraits | Artist associated with 495 portraits
L.S. Lowry

L.S. Lowry

1887-1976
Painter
Sitter in 21 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
F.E. McWilliam

F.E. McWilliam

1909-1992
Sculptor
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Barry Martin

1943-
Painter and sculptor
Artist of 1 portrait
Mary Adela Martin (née Balmford)

Mary Adela Martin (née Balmford)

1907-1969
Painter and sculptor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Bernard Meadows

Bernard Meadows

1915-2005
Sculptor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Robert Medley

Robert Medley

1905-1994
Painter
Sitter in 4 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Bernard Meninsky

1891-1950
Artist
Artist of 1 portrait
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 99 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Cedric Morris

Cedric Morris

1889-1982
Painter and horticulturist
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Rodrigo Moynihan

Rodrigo Moynihan

1910-1990
Painter
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist associated with 8 portraits
Paul Nash

Paul Nash

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

Victor Pasmore

1908-1998
Artist
Sitter in 6 portraits
John Piper

John Piper

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

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