"A jewel-box-worthy modern art collection" -Coast Magazine
Since the Jerwood Foundation’s purchase in 1993 of From my Window at Ditchling by Sir Frank Brangwyn, the Foundation’s collection has grown steadily in stature and importance to include around two hundred British oil paintings and works on paper.
The Jerwood Collection’s main focus is on works from between the First World War and the 1960s. Highlights include works by some of the great British artists of the previous century, including Sir Stanley Spencer, LS Lowry, Walter Sickert and Augustus John. The collection, which continues to grow, also features contemporary works by artists including Rose Wylie, Maggi Hambling and Alan Davie. The Collection represents a personal rather than academic reading of Modern British Art, resulting in a selection that is accessible, surprising, and of sustained quality.
Hastings was and is a location that resonates with artists represented in the Collection, some of whom have strong links to the town, so it is a particularly appropriate location for the Gallery. The Collection continues to grow strongly with further purchases of Modern British works, together with paintings by exciting contemporary artists.
A catalogue of the oil paintings in the Jerwood Collection can be viewed online on the BBC Your Paintings website.
Discover more about the stories behind the collection in our series of short films with Assistant Curator, Victoria Howarth, which can be viewed on the Jerwood Gallery channel.
A catalogue of the Jerwood Collection can be purchased from the Jerwood Gallery shop or through our Amazon shop here.
The Jerwood Collection is re-hung on a regular basis. If you would like to plan a visit to view a particular work, please contact the gallery prior to your visit to check that the work is currently on display.