A selection of web postings by members of the Friends about the Gallery and its holdings and the art world in general

Occasional Essays

Ann Stokes, Potter (1917-2014) by Hannah Savage

Charles Martindale, Interim Chair, writes about a favourite painting in the Gallery’s collection. The Portrait of Monsignor Agucchi in York Art Gallery and the Question of Portraiture

Charles Martindale, reflects on the importance of the Friends for the past and future of York Art Gallery. The Friends in Lockdown

Dr Richard Keesing writes about a favourite modern artist closely associated with York, some of whose works might be described as Neo-Romantic.
Dudley Holland: The Artist and the Man

Ronald Clayton discusses the different ways in which gallery displays might be conceived and organized. Art as Therapy