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Artists in The Ingram Collection

The Ingram Collection has developed first and foremost from Chris’s fascination with the feel of Modern British Art.

An rounded bronze sculpture with cut away sections revealing a coloured interior containing a cone of strings.

'Sculpture with colour and strings',

Barbara Hepworth, 1939, cast 1962, Bronze

Modern British art

Chris Ingram is drawn to the ways in which artists reflected the rapidly changing world around them during the 20th Century. His collection highlights new styles and techniques in painting and sculpture employed by British artists at this time.

The Ingram Collection includes artworks by the following Modern British artists:

Sir Anthony Caro 
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi 
Dame Elisabeth Frink
Edward Burra 
Bridget Riley  
Dame Laura Knight
Lynn Chadwick  
John Craxton
Reg Butler  
Terry Frost  
Jacob Epstein 
Roger Hilton  
Keith Vaughn  
Patrick Heron  
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
Augustus John 
Ben Nicholson 
David Bomberg
Ceri Richards  
Mary Fedden
Edward Bawden
C.R.W Nevinson
Eric Ravilious
Graham Sutherland

The interrelationships of various aspects of the avant-garde movement in Britain are shown through schools of art and groups such as:

The New England Art Club 1886   
Camden Town Group 1911
The London Group 1913    
Vorticists 1914
Seven & Five Society 1919    
Neo-Romantics c.1930      
Unit One 1933     
Seven & Five Abstract Group 1935      
The St. Ives School (from 1928) Est. 1950  Independent Group 1952

Writers such as Herbert Read, Roland Penrose, Roger Fry, Clive Bell, Wyndham Lewis, Virginia Woolf, Ezra Pound and Myfanwy Evans have written about the artists and artworks in the collection.

Contemporary British Artists

Chris is also interested in the work of practicing British artists. Contemporary artworks he has purchased include paintings, sculpture and installations by:

Jonathon Clarke   
John Bellany
Haroon Mirza    
Pascal Magis
Peter Howson   
Jonathan Huxley
Ken Currie    
Peter McLaren
Donna McLean   
Donald Urquhart


Further information


The Ingram Collection

The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art, on loan to The Lightbox, consists of the Collection comprises almost 500 paintings and sculptures of which over 350 are by the most important artists of the Modern British era, amongst these Elisabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth and Eduardo Paolozzi. In addition to creating a unique local opportunity to see world-class Modern British art, The Ingram Collection loans to major exhibitions and galleries and has earned Chris Ingram deserved acclaim as “one of the most active and thoughtful collectors of Modern British Art today.” (Stephen Deuchar CBE, Director, The Art Fund).

The Ingram Collection features throughout The Lightbox’s exhibition programme with free thematic gallery exhibitions, also on show throughtout the year, on all floors of the building are displays from the collection and on the ground floor there is the Ingram Sculpture Gallery. Check out the 'exhibitions' section of the website to find out about upcoming exhibitions featuring works from The Ingram Collection.