A Nest of Gentle Artists

Randolph Schwabe and his Hampstead Contemporaries

16 September 2020 to 7 March 2021
  • Art Gallery

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Randolph Schwabe (1885-1948) lived at 20 Church Row, Hampstead from 1928 and his wide circle of friends included some of the most important artists and writers living and working in Hampstead.

While conservative rather than revolutionary in his work and ideals, Schwabe was nonetheless well respected by fellow artists and was much in demand to serve on juries and national committees where his critical advice was sought including the War Artists’ Advisory Committee during the Second World War.

Known as a scholarly artist Schwabe was a sympathetic and kindly teacher who influenced a generation of students. By bringing together a selection of important works by Schwabe, his students at the Slade and his contemporaries, including Paul Nash, Daphne and George Charlton, Donald Towner, William Clause and Ethel Walker this exhibition at Burgh House aims to encourage an appreciation and understanding of his life, particularly in Hampstead, and the impact it had upon his work and those around him.

This exhibition has been made possible with the kind support of Osbornes Law