Image: Ken Currie and Stuart Pearson Wright

Ken Currie and Stuart Pearson Wright included in Contemporary Art Issue's Best 25 Figurative Painters of the United Kingdom


It is fair to say the United Kingdom has always had a strong affinity towards painting and art in general. As a result, when it comes to art it is no surprise to ascertain the rich history, heritage and connection rooted in the DNA of Britain. Think of the 18th century Grand Tours, artists such as J. M. W. Turner or John Constable, the dazzling collection of the British Museum or the democratic policy towards the availability and accessibility of this collection and heritage for the British people.

In fact, one must not travel too far in time to discover the prolific importance of the United Kingdom in the art world. When it comes to figurative painting in recent art history, there have been several British painters whom are of vital importance for the renewed interest in figurative painting in the 70s and 80s of the previous century, as well as for figurative painters today.

Read the article here.

Featured artists:
David Hockney / Peter Doig / Glenn Brown / Lynette Yiadom-Boakye / Chris Ofili / Jenny Saville / Mark Alexander / Nigel Cooke / Kaye Donachie / Ged Quinn / Wolfe von Lenkiewicz / Caroline Walker / James White / Paul Winstanley / Clare Woods / Gillian Carnegie / Ken Currie / Laura Lancaster / Justin Mortimer / Christopher Orr / Richard Patterson / Jonathan Wateridge / Richard Wathen / Alison Watt / Stuart Pearson Wright.

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