A day in the sun: outdoor pursuits in art in the 1930s
This groundbreaking book, which accompanies an exhibition at the Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, focuses on an overlooked strand in British painting of the 1930s. It reveals a small group of figure painters, situated stylistically between the avant-garde abstractionists and the Edwardian traditions of belle peinture, who were looking for ways of being both modern and in touch with a wide public. The artists include Stanley Spencer and William Roberts, Maxwell Armfield, Laura Knight and Harold Williamson.
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