Sybil Andrews, Steeplechasing, 1930, Linocut, 17 × 27 cm

The Redfern Gallery Centenary Exhibition: Part 1

Think of the magnitude of the past 100 years. The Redfern Gallery, established 1923, has seen each one.

On the significant achievement of its centenary, The Redfern Gallery is bringing together an exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture spanning the period, while highlighting how the gallery has continued to set trends, launch the careers of major artists, and organise landmark exhibitions.

Within its first year of operating, The Redfern was the first gallery to exhibit the carvings of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. Many young British painters, along with Patrick Heron, Victor Pasmore, Alan Reynolds, Mary Fedden, Paul Feiler and Adrian Heath were given their big break by the gallery.

The Redfern also boasts the distinction of having been the first commercial gallery to offer London shows to international artists such as Paul Delvaux, Sidney Nolan, Jawlensky, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Jun Dobashi and Jeffrey Smart.

Today, The Redfern continues to promote the best of modern British art, having supported the critically-acclaimed museum retrospectives of Feiler, William Gear, Margaret Mellis, David Tindle, and most recently, Eileen Agar.

Comprising several major paintings and prints that were first unveiled at The Redfern, this historical exhibition features the virtuosic 1930s linocuts of Claude Flight and the Grosvenor School; the paintings of Feiler, Heath and Reynolds, who all enjoyed sell-out shows during the 1950s; and the ethereal watercolours made by Patrick Procktor in the late 1960s.

Open over summer, the show continues until 1 September 2023 at 20 Cork Street, Mayfair.