Pallant House Gallery to Host "Robin Ironside ~ Neo-Romantic Visionary"

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artwork: Robin Ironside - "The Gondolas of Delos", 1949 - Watercolour and gouache with pencil on paper - 28.8 x 40.4 cm. - Private Collection © estate of the artist. On view at the Pallant House Gallery, Chichester in "Robin Ironside: Neo-Romantic Visionary" from February 28th until April 22nd.


Chichester, England.- Pallant House Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition celebrating the centenary of the visionary artist Robin Ironside (1912-1965). “Robin Ironside: Neo-Romantic Visionary”, on view at the gallery from February 28th through April 22nd will be the first museum show of his work for over 40 years. In his lifetime, Robin Ironside’s meticulous, highly-detailed romantic paintings were shown alongside the likes of Paul Nash , Henry Moore and even Francis Bacon . Yet, unlike his fellow ‘Neo-Romantics’ John Craxton , John Minton , John Piper and Graham Sutherland, the visionary painter’s work has rarely been exhibited since his posthumous retrospective at the New Art Centre in 1966. This exhibition provides a timely reassessment of his artistic legacy and positions him as a leading Neo-Romantic artist and ‘an heir to the visionary qualities of William Blake ‘ (Simon Martin, Curator).