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Urban Landscapes

[ Exhibition )

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A painting by Walter Sickert depicting a dimly-lit street. The windows of one shopfront reveal a dark red interior.

Walter Sickert, Maple Street, London (c.1915) Pallant House Gallery (on loan from a Private Collection, 1995)

The urban environment has always fascinated artists. Discover historic, modern and contemporary interpretations– with recurring themes of anxiety and isolation – in this display drawn from the gallery’s collection. Includes works by Frank Auerbach, Dennis Creffield, Doris Seidler, Walter Sickert, and Prunella Clough.

Featured works

An etching by Doris Seidler depciting a black and whitecityscape of tall buildings with a large moon behind them

Doris Seidler, The City III (1952)

Pallant House Gallery (Presented by the Artist, 1990) © The Estate of the Artist

An etching by Bronwyn Sleigh depicting an abstract industrial scene of black lines and geometric shape sin black, blue, red and grey

Bronwen Sleigh, Nigg II (2005)

Pallant House Gallery (The Golder – Thompson Gift, 2008) © The Artist

A drawing by Dennis Creffield depicting an abstracted cityscape in the distance

Dennis Creffield, Lower Manhattan from under the Brooklyn Bridge (1996)

Pallant House Gallery (Wilson Gift through The Art Fund, 2006) © The Estate of the Artist

A painting by Frank Auerbach depicting a building site painted with thick paint. A few figures can just be discerned.

Frank Auerbach, Oxford Street Building Site (1960)

Pallant House Gallery (Wilson Loan, 2006) © The Artist, Courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

Graham Sutherland, Devastation 1941: City Panorama (1941)