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Five reasons to come and see G F Watts: England’s Michelangelo

Posted 13th July 2017
Watts Contemporary Gallery

1. See the finest collection of works by G F Watts ever assembled in our lifetime. Our curators have carefully selected the very best works by Watts from our own extensive collection and from national and private collections.

2. See major loans from across the UK and abroad. We have secured loans from important national galleries including Tate, National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts and the National Trust, as well as one work coming all the way from the Art Gallery of Ontario in Canada.

3. Discover Watts the rebellious poet-painter. See Watts's most famous social realist painting Found Drowned as well as Love and Life, a painting which hung in the White House after Watts gifted it to the United States in the 1880s in the hope it would encourage a kinder political culture.

4. See Watts Gallery as never before. We have completely refreshed the gallery with new lighting and a fresh coat of paint in order to display the rich, lush colouring of Watts's most beautiful paintings in a renewed and attractive atmosphere.

5, Rediscover Watts's overlooked masterpieces. G F Watts is famous for his celebrity portraiture and grand bronze sculptures, which often overshadow some of his lesser-known works. This exhibition showcases forgotten paintings and grand sculptures, bringing Watts's masterful scope into focus.

G F Watts: England's Michelangelo is open now at Watts Gallery.

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