The group is named after the seedy district of north London where Walter Sickert had lived in the 1890s (and again from 1907). Sickert’s series of Camden Town nudes and his paintings of alienated couples in interiors, such as Ennui, are his outstanding contribution to Camden Town art.
Camden Town Group
The Camden Town Group were a British post-impressionist group founded by Walter Sickert in London in 1911
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Tate's online research project, The Camden Town Group in Context, brings together much new material on the artists in this short-lived but influential group. Here, Robert Bevan's great-grandson pays homage to this early colourist and his lesser-known artist wife Stanislawa de Karlowska
The Lives and Letters of the Camden Town Group
This study day will explore the social and art historical context of the Camden Town Group with a lecture from Tate curator, Nicola Moorby, and an archive visit with Emily White, Tate Archive curator. In conjunction with the exhibition Modern Painters: Th