George Warner AllenPicnic at Wittenham 1947-8

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Artist
George Warner Allen (1916‑1988)
Title
Picnic at Wittenham
Date 1947-8
MediumOil paint and tempera on canvas on plywood
Dimensionssupport: 1219 x 1219 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Paul Delaney, executor of the artist's estate 1992
Reference
T06604
Not on display

Summary

George Warner Allen's paintings of English pastoral idylls led critics, including the painter Brian Thomas, who wrote the introductory essay for Allen's 1952 exhibition at Walker's Galleries, London, to categorise him as a Neo-Romantic artist. This tendency, which included Graham Sutherland (1903-1980), John Minton (1917-1957) and John Craxton (b.1922), came to prominence during the late 1930s and continued to flourish for a brief period after the Second World War (1939-45)… (read more)

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