Exhibition: Modern Pre-Raphaelite Visionaries

  • 20 May 2022

Leamington Spa Art Gallery’s new exhibition Modern Pre-Raphaelite Visionaries: British Art 1880–1930 offers the chance to rediscover a host of “forgotten” British artists working at the turn of the twentieth century.

Artists include Frederick Cayley Robinson, Evelyn Pickering De Morgan and Charles Ricketts. These artists sought to understand their place in the changing modern world by re-examining the nostalgic and romantic art of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The exhibition is a rare opportunity to see the gallery’s important collection of modern Pre-Raphaelite artwork in the context of significant loans from around the country including works from Tate, the British Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Manchester Art Gallery and many more. Spirituality, symbolism, legends and folklore fill the remarkable paintings and drawings on display in what is the first exhibition to explore this fascinating period of British art.

The Modern Pre-Raphaelite Visionaries exhibition has been supported by a Paul Mellon Centre Curatorial Research Grant, the catalogue has been supported by a Publications Grant and the accompanying conference has been supported by an Event Support Grant.