Modern Britain 1900–1960
Masterworks from Australian and New Zealand collections
Louis DUFFY
(Christ driving out the money changers) (c. 1940)
oil on canvas
122.4 x 152.9 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with the assistance of Bruce Parncutt and Robin Campbell, 2006
2006.491
© Louis Duffy Estate

Over 250 master works by 93 artists will be united when the extraordinary exhibition Modern Britain 1900 – 1960 opens at the National Gallery of Victoria this November.

Drawing together diverse works from the holdings of major public collections across Australia and New Zealand this kaleidoscopic exhibition traces the development of British art and society across six decades of tremendous innovation and change.

In addition to including the most famous names in 20th century British art, new light will be shed on many artists who are less well known,but whose work will surprise and delight visitors.

Artists represented in the exhibition will include Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Barbara Hepworth, Stanley Spencer, Tristram Hillier, Augustus John,Gwen John, William Nicholson, William Orpen, Walter Sickert, Graham Sutherland, Edward Burra, Glyn Philpot, Jacob Epstein, Mark Gertler,Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Claude Flight, Edward Burra, Dod Procter, Percy Wyndham Lewis, and Laura Knight.


15 Nov 200724 Feb 2008 NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road