The East London Group of Artists: From Bow to Biennale c. 1928 – 1936

Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

9 May – 13 July 2014


Elwin Hawthorne

Celebrated in their own time, The East London Group of Artists flourished in Britain’s inter-war period during the 1920’s and 1930’s, recording passing scenes of East London life through painting and drawing. Surprisingly, today the group is almost forgotten despite having received extensive coverage and recognition in art magazines and periodicals of their day in London as well as provincial and international press.

W J Steggles

W J Steggles

On show are original works, exhibition catalogues, press clippings and sketchbooks on loan from private collections, museums and government archives, revealing forgotten memories and uncovering stories from the Groups history and local heritage.

Includes work from a selection of the East London Group of Artists including: John Cooper, Walter Sickert, Harold & Walter Steggles, Henry Silk, Phyllis Bray, Elwin Hawthorne, Grace Oscroft, Cecil Osborne, George Board, Albert Turpin and Archibald Hattemore.

Harold Steggles

Harold Steggles

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