Modern British Art is a strong, active and fast-changing area of the market, with established and new purchasers keen to collect these bright, new and sometimes challenging works. Artists in particular demand include Henry Moore, John Piper, Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, Ben Nicholson, Eric Gill, John Nash, David Hockney, L S Lowrie, Ceri Richards, Graham Sutherland, Sandra Blow, Sir George Clawson and Robert Adams.
East Anglia has probably attracted more and better artists than any other region in England with the exception of Cornwall. The tradition continues to this day with Maggi Hambling, Mary Fedden, James Dodds and Guy Taplin.
20th century East Anglian art is more popular now than ever, Sworders recently achieved a world-record price of £59,780 including premium, for a work by Cedric Morris, works by Great Bardfield artists, such as Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden, John Aldridge, Walter Hoyle, Michael Rothenstein and Bernard Cheese, enjoy an ever-increasing national audience, Sworders recently sold a watercolour by Eric Ravilious ‘St James’ and ‘The Foremost Prince’ for £85,000.
We are currently accepting entries for our Autumn auction of East Anglian and Modern British Art, featuring Great Bardfield artists to be held on Monday 13 November, entries close on 29 September.
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