Pallant House Gallery is delighted to announce its 2012 exhibition programme. Highlights include a glimpse into the private world of the late great painter Lucian Freud through the eyes of his model and studio assistant David Dawson, a centenary celebration of Selsey-born artist Keith Vaughan and a major 80th birthday exhibition of Pop art legend Peter Blake.
Main Galleries (Room 4 & 5)
David Dawson: Working with Lucian Freud
28 Jan - 20 May 2012
An extraordinary insight into the notoriously private world of the late great painter Lucian Freud through the eyes of his model and studio assistant David Dawson. For 20 years Dawson witnessed the creation of some of the most celebrated paintings of our age as well as being the model for numerous paintings himself. But each afternoon, after his work with Freud was done, Dawson would return home to do his own painting. This exhibition brings together some of his street scenes and cityscapes placing them alongside key pieces by Freud and photographs of the studio.
Main Galleries (Rooms 12-14)
Keith Vaughan: A Centenary Celebration
10 March - 10 June 2012
An exhibition to mark the centenary of the birth of the British painter Keith Vaughan, born in Selsey, West Sussex. Largely self-taught, Vaughan formed friendships with the painters Graham Sutherland and John Minton during the war, becoming a leading ‘Neo-Romantic' artist in the 1940s and 1950s. Concentrating on the male nude in the landscape, Vaughan developed an increasingly abstract painterly style in later years. The exhibition features both his drawings and studies and major paintings from across his career.
Main Galleries (Rooms 12-15)
Peter Blake and Pop Music
23 June - 7 Oct 2012
A major exhibition to celebrate the 80th birthday of the godfather of Pop Art, Sir Peter Blake, bringing together important paintings, collages and prints from across his career. Blake has been closely linked with pop music since the 1950s: Not only has he painted images inspired by his musical heroes such as Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Bo Diddley but he has also worked closely with musicians and bands including Oasis, The Who and Eric Clapton to create some of the most iconic album covers of the last 50 years. This exhibition draws on the extensive collection of British Pop Art at Pallant House Gallery and will feature loans from public and private collections across the UK.
Read the full programme here