Artists on the run

Lancashire Life - - ART LIFE -

Artists who fled wartime Europe for the rel­a­tive safety of Britain form a new ex­hi­bi­tion at Ab­bot Hall Art Gallery in Ken­dal.

Refuge: The Art of Be­long­ing (Fe­bru­ary 15 to June 29) tells the story of artists who en­tered Britain as a re­sult of Nazi oc­cu­pa­tion. It features works from Kurt Sch­wit­ters, Hilde Gold­schmidt, Hans Coper, Lu­cie Rie, Lu­cian Freud and Frank Auer­bach.

He­len Watson, of Lake­land Arts, said: ‘This ex­hi­bi­tion will ex­plore ex­pe­ri­ences of mi­gra­tion, in­tern­ment and sub­se­quent refuge. All works within the ex­hi­bi­tion were created ei­ther dur­ing the artists’ mi­grant jour­ney, or af­ter com­ing to Britain.’

Mons Graupius by Bri­tish ab­stract artist Gil­lian Ayres

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