New Display Marks 100th Anniversary of the Formation of the Camden Town Group

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LONDON.- A new display at the National Portrait Gallery marks the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Camden Town group of artists. Focusing on the leading members of the group which flourished around 1911-1912, the display also showcases three important portraits by the group recently acquired by the Gallery. Camden Town and Beyond, a display of 16 portraits, is an opportunity to take a fresh look at this significant group of artists. Named after the area of north-west London where the painter Walter Sickert rented several studios, the Camden Town Group of artists were united by their fascination with depicting ordinary life. Their unadorned, everyday subjects included shabby interiors, portraits of friends and models in humble settings, domestic still-lifes and views of London streets. Several members developed an innovative use of bold colour and fragmented brushwork. The group comprised sixteen artists, including Robe