The Camden Town Group in Context

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Techniques and materials

Spencer Gore 'Study for 'The Cinder Path'' 1912
Spencer Gore
Study for 'The Cinder Path' 1912
British Museum, London
Photo © The Trustees of the British Museum

Camden Town Group painters were interested in subjects drawn from everyday life in London but there was no shared or easily recognised Camden Town style of painting. Sickert, for example, favoured dark, Old Master tones, while Gore, Ginner, Gilman and Bevan used bold, anti-naturalistic colours.
The essays and films in this section explore the question of style in relation to Camden Town painting, while looking at the artists’ common approaches to composition, techniques and materials.

How to cite

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