Drawings by the Camden Town Group
Tate Britain: Display
Until 10 May 2012
Harold Gilman, 'Study for 'Leeds Market'' c.1913
Harold Gilman
Study for 'Leeds Market' c.1913
Black ink, squared-up in red ink with numerous colour notes in pencil on paper
support: 250 x 297 mm
Purchased 1957

The Camden Town Group was a London-based society of sixteen artists who exhibited together three times in 1911 and 1912. The group encompassed a diverse array of styles and objectives, and ultimately disbanded due to artistic differences. Despite the brief nature of their alliance, their association heralded the absorption of European Post-Impressionism into contemporary British art, and witnessed a new desire for art to feature subjects taken from modern life. To mark the centenary of the group’s formation, this display focuses on one of their shared concerns, the important role in artistic practice of drawing. 

This display has been devised by curator Nicola Moorby, and coincides with the completion of the Camden Town Group Online Research Project, a major new online resource, supported by the Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation and the Getty Foundation.