FROM ILKLEY MOOR TO SCARBOROUGH FAIR: 200 YEARS OF YORKSHIRE LANDSCAPES

The Chris Beetles Gallery is proud to present a narrative display, and selling exhibition, of Yorkshire paintings and photography at the delightful and historic venue of Nunnington Hall in the heart of North Yorkshire.

In the history of British landscape watercolours, Yorkshire has held a prominent place in the hearts and minds of many of the country's most significant artists.
Beginning in the late eighteenth century, the county began to develop a distinct school of watercolourists, as exemplified by Julius Caesar Ibbetson (1759-1817). John Varley (1778-1842) and David Cox (1783-1855) were among the frequent artist visitors to Yorkshire, recording the character, and some of the finest landmarks, of the region, during their painting excursions, and often enjoyed the hospitality of wealthy local patrons. In the nineteenth century, following in the footsteps of J M W Turner, and in response to the call to nature of John Ruskin, artists such as Albert Goodwin (1845-1932), Arthur Reginald Smith (1871-1934) and Cecil Arthur Hunt (1873-1965) continued the tradition, sustaining the popularity of the region as a fertile sketching ground throughout the twentieth century. Yorkshire's dramatic and elemental landscapes still inspire such artists as Keith Grant (born 1930) and Lesley Fotherby (born 1946) today.

A Private View will be held on Monday 20 September, 6-8 pm at Nunnington Hall, near York.

Acclaimed artist, Lesley Fotherby, will host a Watercolour Workshop, on Monday 20 September, 10am to 4pm in the grounds of Nunnington Hall. The cost is £30 (including lunch). To book a place, and for more information, please telephone 01439 748283.

Click here to view this exhibition on the Chris Beetles Fine Photographs website.