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Art on show in Brighton & Hove and Sussex

Clare Leighton – Working Life :: 10 Dec – 24 Feb 2014 :: Pallant House, Chichester

Clare Leighton: Working Life

10th December 2013 – 24th February 2014

 leighton_sowing_0Best known for her wood engravings illustrating rural agriculture in England, Europe and the American South, Clare Leighton (1898-1989) illustrated at least 65 books, as well as writing and decorating her own books.

This exhibition features over 50 wood engravings from the 1920s to the 1950s loaned by the artist’s estate, including her powerful series of prints based on her experiences in a snow-bound Canadian lumber camp in 1931, and the images for her celebrated book ‘The Farmer’s Year: A Calendar of English Husbandry’ (1933) produced in response to her concern about the loss of traditional ways of agriculture in the 1930s.

In addition, the exhibition brings together several of the original wood blocks and related prints to provide a fascinating insight into the artist’s working methods, together with the ceramic plates depicting New England Industries which were commissioned by Wedgwood Ltd.

Free Entry – De’Longhi Print Room

Pallant House Gallery is located in central Chichester and is only a few minutes walk from Chichester Railway Station, the Cathedral and the Market Cross. We hope you enjoy your visit.

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday/Bank Holidays: 11am – 5pm
Mondays: Closed
9 North Pallant
West Sussex
PO19 1TJ

01243 774557

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This entry was posted on January 23, 2014 by in December 2013, February 2014, January 2014, Pallant House, Uncategorized, West Sussex (inc Chichester) and tagged .
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