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.
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.
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.
Chairman and auctioneer at Sworders. Guy has over 25 years experience in the world of fine art and auctioneering. His passions lie with English furniture and the Arts & Crafts Movement. He is available to undertake valuations of single items or entire collections.
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Amy gained a BA (Hons) degree in History of Art at university College London, followed by three years in a leading London art gallery before joining Sworders. She now leads our picture department with a special emphasis on Modern British and 20th Century Art.
T: 01279 817778