Modern British Art

Modern British & 20th Century Art

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 £59,780 (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.

We are currently accepting entries for our autumn auction of Modern British and 20th Century Art, featuring Great Bardfield artists, to be held on Monday 13 November. Entries close on 29 September.



Tony Underhill (1923-1977)

Previously unseen works by this fascinating artist to be offered in our next Modern British and 20th Century Art auction.

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Great Bardfield Artist Directory

Take a look at our new artist directory where you will find information on the very talented group of artists who resided in the Great Bardfield area. 

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Our specialists

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

Guy Schooling

Chairman and auctioneer at Sworders with more than 25 years experience in the fine art and the auction profession. His interests lie with English furniture and the Arts & Crafts Movement. He is available to undertake valuations of single items or entire collections.

T: 01279 817778

Amy Scanlon

Amy Scanlon

Amy joined Sworders in 2009 as a junior valuer, after spending three years working in a leading London gallery. She has risen through the ranks to work in our Paintings department, where she works with specialist Andrew Bowyer. Amy also holds a BA (Hons) degree in History of Art from University College London.

T: 01279 817778

Request a valuation

If you're considering the sale of your items, we are happy to offer a free online valuation service. Please fill out the form and press the 'Submit' button below. Expect to hear from the appropriate valuer as soon as possible.

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Modern British and 20th Century Art - including Great Bardfield Artists
Modern British and 20th Century Art - including Great Bardfield Artists

Monday, 13th November 2017 10:00

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