Art & Artists

Painting of York Art Gallery by Jake Attree

Painting of York Art Gallery by Jake Attree

A Friend writes about a much-loved picture by a Yorkshire artist in her collection. My first impression of Jake’s painting of York Art Gallery was the unusual perspective. Where on earth had he positioned himself to capture this view? It looked as if he had been...

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G.C. Procaccini: Life and Work – book notice

G.C. Procaccini: Life and Work – book notice

Peter Miller notes the publication of a major catalogue by a former curatorial assistant at York Art Gallery of an artist of whose work we have an outstanding example in the Gallery. Julio Cesare Procaccini: Life and Work, by Hugh Brigstocke and Odette D'Albo (Umberto...

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Investigating the life of York Artist, John Bell (1823-1881)

Investigating the life of York Artist, John Bell (1823-1881)

John Bell was an obscure York artist who, for a brief time, played a significant role in the cultural life of his home city. He helped organise the Yorkshire Fine Arts and Industrial Exhibition, which was held in the summer of 1866 in a temporary building in the...

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