The Royal Academy of Art is proud to present the first major exhibition examining Australian Art in the UK for fifty years. Covering over 200 years of work, the display aims to discover the social and cultural development of the nation through art.
Two hundred works will be on display, covering a wide range of different techniques from the 1800's to the present day.
This long overdue celebration of the art of Sydney Lee RA (1866–1949) offers an opportunity to rediscover the work of one of Britain’s most significant yet overlooked painter-printmakers.
By the age of thirty Lee had positioned himself among London’s artistic elite. For the next four decades, he travelled throughout Britain and Europe in search of subjects, exploring epic vistas, geological formations and the play of light and shade on ancient architecture.
George Bellows (1882-1925): Modern American Life at the Royal Academy of Arts is the first retrospective of works by American realist painter George Bellows to be held in the UK. When Bellows died at age 42, he was considered one of the greatest artists in America. His fascination with New York’s gritty urban landscape, its technological marvels and the diversity of its inhabitants, made him both an artist of the modern city and an insightful observer of the dynamic and challenging decades of the early 20th century.