Walker Art Gallery exhibits ‘Art in the Age of Steam’

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Augustus Egg, British, 1816-1863 - The Travelling Companions, 1862 - Oil on canvas - Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery,  presented by The Feeney Charitable Trust, 1956

Liverpool, UK – This major exhibition captures the excitement of the steam train in art from the earliest days, through the boom years of Victorian railways to the end of the line in the 1960s. On view at the Walker Art Gallery through 10 August, 2008. Art in the Age of Steam is the most wide-ranging exhibition yet held to look at how artists responded to the extraordinary impact that steam trains had on landscape and society. It is one of the major highlights of Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture year.