Craigie Aitchison And The Beaux Arts Generation

Piano Nobile, 96 Portland Road, London

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When:Thu 14th Nov 2019 to
Wed 29th Jan 2020
Where:Piano Nobile, 96 Portland Road, London W11 4LW
Nearest Station:Holland Park
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Monday to Friday: 10.00 - 18.00
Admission:Free

About the event

Craigie Aitchison and the Beaux Arts Generation focuses attention for the first time on Aitchison’s involvement in this remarkable set of post-war figure painters. Aitchison and his Beaux Arts contemporaries used the same drinking spots, visiting Muriel Belcher’s Colony Room Club, some even including portraits of each other in their paintings, and several contributed to the arts magazine X. While Aitchison, Andrews and Uglow knew each other from student days at the Slade, Auerbach and Kossoff by contrast came to the gallery from the Royal College of Art.

Craigie Aitchison and the Beaux Arts Generation focuses attention for the first time on Aitchison’s involvement in this remarkable set of post-war figure painters. Aitchison and his Beaux Arts contemporaries used the same drinking spots, visiting Muriel Belcher’s Colony Room Club, some even including portraits of each other in their paintings, and several contributed to the arts magazine X. While Aitchison, Andrews and Uglow knew each other from student days at the Slade, Auerbach and Kossoff by contrast came to the gallery from the Royal College of Art.

This exhibition makes the most of PIANO NOBILE’s recently opened second gallery at no. 96 Portland Road, Holland Park – directly opposite the gallery at no. 129. The new space will show a wide range of works by Aitchison, from the early 1950s to the 1990s. In the gallery across the street, a significant group of paintings and watercolours by Andrews will hang alongside nudes and still lifes by Uglow, and substantial early works by Auerbach and Kossoff.

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