Francis Bacon to Paula Rego

23 June - 16 September 2012

The Gallery will be open on Sundays from 22 July until 16 September

Our summer exhibition, Francis Bacon to Paula Rego: Great Artists reads like a roll call of 'who's who' in the art world in the last 50 years. The show builds upon Abbot Hall's own strong twentieth-century British collection.

Artists include Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and David Hockney.

As well as looking back, 2012 is about looking forward to the next 50 years and the exhibition features a gallery of contemporary artists who we think will be considered great in the future - we have Turner Prize nominee George Shaw, Christopher Le Brun, President of the Royal Academy, and Kendal artist Monica Metsers.

A full colour catalogue has been produced and is available from the Gallery or via mail order.

Supported by - Arts Council England, Sir John Fisher Foundation
Sponsored by - Rathbones Investment Management, South Lakeland District Council


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  • Image Top: Paula Rego, Sleeping, 1986 © The Artist
  • Image Side: Paula Rego, Head, 1949 © The Artist


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