MORE than 8,000 visitors have flocked to Worcester City Art Gallery to view an exhibition of paintings by some of Britain’s best artists since it launched in February.
The exhibition, called David Cox and his Contemporaries, is on display at the Foregate Street gallery until June and brings together the works of David Cox with some high profile loans of paintings by Turner and Constable from the British Museum.
Cox, who was born in Birmingham, is one of Britain’s best known and best loved landscape artists. His experimentation with oil paint, colour and paper has led to him being considered, alongside Turner and Constable, as a precursor to the impressionist movement that swept Europe.
Emalee Beddoes, Museums Worcestershire Curator said: “This exhibition is such a treat; not only bringing in amazing loans from the British Museum, but also the opportunity to show all of these beautiful Cox works that we can’t put on display too often due to the delicate nature of watercolours.
It’s also been a great opportunity for us to learn more about the collection and how these wonderful works came to us in Worcester.”
The exhibition is free to visit and is open Monday to Saturday from 10.30am until 4pm.
For more information contact Worcester Art Gallery and Museum on 01905 25371 or visit www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk.