George Hooper (1910-1994), An Unlikely Fauve
Paintings and Collages from the 1960s – 1980s
15 – 28 November
Opens Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, Egdean, Nr Petworth, West Sussex: 16 - 22 November and travels to 42 Bruton Place, London W1J 6PA from 25 -28 November
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Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, Egdean, Petworth, West Sussex 16 - 22 November, 11 am to 4pm daily
42 Bruton Street, London, W1J 6PA, 25 – 28 November 6 pm to 9 pm daily
Or by appointment at either venue
This exhibition reassess the work of George Hooper who was widely acclaimed in his life-time, and whose work is in the collections of the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. It brings together a vibrant group of paintings and collages from the last few decades of his life when Hooper’s oeuvre blossomed into a riot of dynamic colour and activity seemingly influenced by Fauvism. It also marks the period of his blossoming friendship with Duncan Grant, the influence of Charleston and of the artist Ceri Richards who shared his passion for music.
The Moncrieff-Bray Gallery is a spectacular 120 square metre converted barn with stunning views over the Rother Valley and South Downs. It opened in 2005 to hold regular exhibitions of contemporary painting and sculpture.
Prior to running the gallery Elspeth Moncrieff worked for several years as a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum before becoming Deputy Editor first of the Antique Collector and then Apollo Magazine.
From 1996-2004 she was the Art Market Correspondent for The Art Newspaper building up a wealth of experience about the art market. She is currently also the Editor of the Sydney based World of Antiques and Art.