Henry Lamb: Out of the Shadows

Henry Lamb: Out of the Shadows Henry Lamb Troops in the Middle East 1914-1918 Pencil drawing and watercolour Courtesy of the Henry Lamb Estate

Saturday, May 26, 2018 to Sunday, September 30, 2018

Booking: No booking required.
Cost: Normal admission charges apply.

Henry Lamb was one of the leading British figurative painters of the first part of the 20th century. He was also an accomplished musician, trained as a doctor and his friends described him as a well-read and erudite conversationalist. A close friend of Augustus John, patron of Stanley Spencer and friends with members of the Bloomsbury Group, he was a founder member of the Camden Town Group in 1911. Portraiture played an important role in his career as a painter, but his townscapes and landscapes as well as his early subject pictures of Ireland and Britany and his work in both World Wars reveal him to be a painter of considerable range and talent. This exhibition is the first major retrospective of Henry Lamb’s work since 1984. Time then for him to emerge from the shadows…

The exhibition represents a partnership between The Salisbury Museum and Poole Museum and  is co-curated by Harry Moore-Gwyn, an independent curator, dealer and writer on modern British art, whose previous shows have included Kenneth Rowntree (Pallant House Gallery, Chichester and Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden), Laurie Lee (Royal Geographical Society) and Walter Bonner Gash (Alfred East Gallery, Kettering).