The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art is the largest privately owned publicly exhibited collection of modern British Art in the UK. The work on display at the Royal College of General Practitioners marks the first time most of the collection will have been seen in London.
The artwork, which come in a variety of forms, include;
· Invader (Michael Ayrton)
· Self Portrait in Hospital (John Bellany, R.A)
· Maternity (Henri Gaudier-Brzeska)
· The Tempest (Aleah Chapin)
· Head (Geoffrey Clarke)
· Riace Figure III (Dame Elisabeth Frink)
· Hands of the Sculptor (Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, R.A)
Yvette Chatwin, General Manager of 30 Euston Square comments: “This exhibition is a first for The Royal College of General Practitioners and 30 Euston Square. We are delighted that these fantastic works will be on display to all who visit the venue. We hope that delegates will be able to take time out from their meetings and events to appreciate the fine work and get a deeper understanding of the human body. It is a real asset to be able to showcase the collection and we look forward to welcoming those who visit 30 Euston Square over the next two months.”
Chris Ingram said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be loaning these pieces to the Royal College of General Practitioners. 30 Euston Square is a stunning location, which can only enhance the art on display. The RCGP’s pre-occupation with health made this a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase highlights from one of the strongest aspects of the collection – the human body – where we have over 70 pieces. I am hoping that this show will result in a new audience for The Ingram Collection. It is important to me that people appreciate the great art we were producing in the UK across the 20th century.” Health and the Body; The Ingram Collection at the RCGP will be on display until May 29 2016.
30 Euston Square, home of the Royal College of General Practitioners, is a conference, meetings and events venue based in the heart of London.