The Camden Town Group in Context

ISBN 978-1-84976-385-1


Malcom Drummond '19 Fitzroy Street' c.1913–14
Malcom Drummond
19 Fitzroy Street c.1913–14
Laing Art Gallery, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
© Estate of Malcolm Drummond
Photo © Laing Art Gallery, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
In November 1910 the critic Roger Fry organised the exhibition Manet and the Post-Impressionists at the Grafton Galleries, London. The first show in England to feature prominently works by Manet, Gauguin, van Gogh and Matisse, it had enormous impact on contemporary understanding of modern art.
Established a year later, the Camden Town Group was inevitably viewed in relation to current debates about realism, naturalism and abstraction. Several Camden Town Group artists wrote reviews for such journals as the New Age or the Art News.
Read articles and later reminiscences by Camden Town Group painters, and essays exploring critical debates of the period.

How to cite

‘Critics’, in Helena Bonett, Ysanne Holt, Jennifer Mundy (eds.), The Camden Town Group in Context, Tate Research Publication, May 2012,, accessed 22 May 2024.