The Ingram Collection is one of the largest and most significant publicly accessible collections of Modern British Art in the UK, available to all through a programme of public loans and exhibitions.
Founded in 2002 by serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Chris Ingram, the collection now spans over 100 years of British art and includes over 600 artworks. More than 400 of these are by some of the most important British artists of the 20th century, amongst them Edward Burra, Lynn Chadwick, Elisabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth and Eduardo Paolozzi.
The main focus of The Ingram Collection is on the art movements which developed in the early and middle decades of the 20th Century - art which responded to the influence of the two world wars, and art which challenged the usual and the regular. It features a broad base of artists with particularly strong groups of works by William Roberts, Edward Burra, Keith Vaughan, John Tunnard, John Craxton and Richard Eurich. The sculpture holdings are significant, featuring works by artists such as Elisabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth, Robert Adams, Kenneth Armitage, Reg Butler, Lynn Chadwick, Geoffrey Clarke, Robert Clatworthy, Sir Jacob Epstein, Eric Gill, Bernard Meadows, Eduardo Paolozzi, William Turnbull and Leon Underwood.
The Ingram Collection also holds a growing number of works by young and emerging artists, and in 2016 established its Young Contemporary Talent Purchase Prize in order to celebrate and support the work and early careers of UK art school graduates.
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Image: John Northcote Nash, R.A. (1893-1977), Bristol Docks, pencil and watercolour, 11 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. (29.8 x 37.5 cm.), copyright The Estate of John Nash