Artists on the run
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