Ruth Borchard Collection: Artists’ Self-Portraits

Next Previous

From 25 March until 25 June 2017, The Lightbox gallery and museum will present ‘Ruth Borchard Collection: Artists’ Self-Portraits’, an exhibition displaying one hundred self-portraits by significant modern British artists such as Michael Ayrton, Cecil Collins, Roger Hilton, Ithell Colquhoun and Carel Weight. With pieces dating from 1921 to 1971, the exhibition provides a unique […]

From 25 March until 25 June 2017, The Lightbox gallery and museum will present ‘Ruth Borchard Collection: Artists’ Self-Portraits’, an exhibition displaying one hundred self-portraits by significant modern British artists such as Michael Ayrton, Cecil Collins, Roger Hilton, Ithell Colquhoun and Carel Weight. With pieces dating from 1921 to 1971, the exhibition provides a unique overview of this era in Modern British Art.

The exhibition will be shown in the Upper Gallery, with selected pieces displayed along the wall outside the gallery, leading the viewer in. Bringing together the entirety of Borchard’s collection, the styles vary from detailed, literal likenesses, to abstract, symbolic depictions of the artists, drawing the viewer to consider the artists in an extremely personal way.