Artists in The Ingram Collection
The Ingram Collection has developed first and foremost from Chris’s fascination with the feel of Modern British Art.
'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
Dame Laura Knight
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
Seven & Five Society 1919
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:
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.