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The Lucas Bequest

Although comprising only 20 works, the bequest made by Doreen Lucas in 1995 of her husband’s collection of Modern art contains many important works.

Norman Lucas was headmaster of Midhurst Grammar School and collected works by artists connected with the area, such as Ivon Hitchens and Kit Barker, as well as sculptures by Denis Mitchell and John Milne and studio pottery, including examples by Norah Braden, Michael Cardew and Bernard Leach.