Modern British & 20th Century Art

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Modern and Contemporary Art

Tue, 5th Apr 2022 10:00
Last consignment: Fri, 18th Feb 2022

Modern British Art is a strong, active and fast-changing area of the market, with established and new purchasers keen to collect these bright, 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 Lowry, Ceri Richards, Graham Sutherland, Sandra Blow, Sir George Clausen and Robert Adams.

20th Century East Anglian art is more popular now than ever; Sworders recently achieved a world-record price of £204,160 (inc premium) for a work by Cedric Morris. 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.

For further information or to discuss consignments, please contact Amy Scanlon on

amyscanlon@sworder.co.uk or call 01279 817778

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East Anglian & Great Bardfield Artist Directory

Welcome to the Sworders East Anglian and Great Bardfield Artist Directory where you will find information on the very talented group of artists who resided in Great Bardfield and the area of East Anglia. 

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Tessa Newcomb Great Bardfield Artist Directory                     

 


 

Our specialists

Our specialists hold regular valuation days. Please contact us for more information, or complete the online valuation form to enquire about the auction value of your items. 

Amy Scanlon

Amy Scanlon
Head of Modern British Art


T: 01279 817778
E: amyscanlon@sworder.co.uk

Jane Oakley

Jane Oakley
Paintings Specialist | Head of Department

T: 01279 817778
E: janeoakley@sworder.co.uk

Guy Schooling

Guy Schooling
Chairman


T: 01279 817778
E: guyschooling@sworder.co.uk

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News & Articles

 

A Cane Gifted by Napoleon Bonaparte?

A jewel encrusted walking stick believed to have been a gift from Napoleon Bonaparte to a trusted general will be sold in our auction of Fine Interiors in December. It forms part of the collection of the late Peter Crofts (1924-2001), a Cambridgeshire antique dealer whose own story was extraordinary.

10 November 2021

Peter Samuelson | An Artist Disinterested in The Art World

Peter Samuelson (1912-1996) was a painter with one commercial flaw, he was disinterested in the art world, hated dealers, and constantly tried to confuse anybody that might like to collect his work by signing ‘Pierre’ or signing back to front in mirror-writing. However, his marvellous and fantastical drawings captured the attention of friends and other admirers.

4 November 2021

The Works of Sylvia Bergin Rowley

Eleven works by the artist Sylvia Bergin Rowley will feature in our Modern & Contemporary Art timed auction from 5 - 21 November. Rowley dedicated her life to painting. She began her art education at the age of sixteen when she dropped out of school and started at St Martins School of Art. A popular student there, she was voted by her class to be Lady Godiva and rode a white horse into the Chelsea Arts Ball.

4 November 2021