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The East London Group - 'Out of the City' 19 March - 25 June 2016 

Tattingstone Wonder, Suffolk by          Walter Steggles, 1937

Tattingstone Wonder, Suffolk by Walter Steggles, 1937

We are pleased to loan works by both Harold and Walter Steggles for the 'Out of the City' exhibition. The Steggles brothers were members of The East London Group which was more widely known for painting urban scenes, often of Londons East End.  This exhibition shows works, some not seen since the 1930s, with locations both rural and urban from around Britain.

Find out more from The Beecroft Gallery

and The East London Group



Graham Sutherland - Life, Work and Ideas Publication 

Brimham Rock, Graham Sutherland, 1937

A new biographical study of respected artist Graham Sutherland titled ‘Graham Sutherland Life Work and Ideas’ will feature a copy of the poster he created for Shell in 1937 - no. 507 Brimham Rock. The author of the publication, Rosalind Thuillier knew Sutherland well (he died in 1980) and she describes not only his landscape inspirations from the Pembrokeshire countryside, but also his time as an official war artist, and his friendships inside and outside the art world.

The paperback and ebook is released for sale from 30th April 2015 by Lutterworth Press and is available to order here: Lutterworth Press

Permanent Exhibitions

Shell Heritage Art Collection Exhibition at the National Motor Museum 

From the early days of motoring Shell’s advertising has encouraged a nation to explore the roads of the British countryside.  Take a journey through Shell’s innovative campaigns in a new display at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, featuring original artworks, posters, early ephemera, Shell guides, film, sound and interactives for all the family. See visitor information here

Upton House 

Upton House is the former home of a previous Chairman of Shell, Walter Samuel who inherited the title of Lord Bearsted and a love of art from his father Marcus Samuel,a co-founder of Shell. Walter exploited his chairmanship of Shell to foster young and contemporary artists who helped create our posters which spearheaded Shell’s distinctive marketing campaigns in the 1930s.

Some of these posters can be seen in a changing exhibition alongside other fine art works at Upton House, which Walter purchased in 1927 to house his broad collection. The property, near Banbury, Warwickshire is now owned and cared for by The National Trust and more details can be found here.


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