Contemporary Masters from the East of England showcases a number of new and emerging artists of both national and international significance.
Contemporary Masters from the East of England draws 35 works from the Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting which is housed in North Essex. It is the only art collection in the United Kingdom dedicated to painting produced in Britain after the year 2000.
Historically the East of England has nurtured some of Britain’s greatest painters, from Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable in the 18th and 19th centuries to Christopher Le Brun and Maggi Hambling in the 20th. It has seen the establishment of the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing at Benton End by Cedric Morris and Arthur Lett-Haines in 1939, whose students included Lucian Freud and Valerie Thornton, and the Norwich School of Design (now Norwich University of the Arts) in 1845, whose alumni include Michael Andrews, Colin Self and Susan Gunn.
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