About Us

Founded in 1904 as the only gallery in the UK devoted to a single artist, Watts Gallery – Artists' Village offers a unique insight into the life and work of 'England's Michelangelo' G F Watts and his wife, the designer and artist Mary Watts. The Artists' Village carries on the Wattses' legacy of 'Art for All' with its historic and contemporary galleries, working Artist in Residence and conservation studios and an extensive learning programme.

The Watts Story

George Frederic Watts OM, RA (1817 – 1904) was widely considered to be the greatest painter of the Victorian era. A portraitist, sculptor, landscape painter and symbolist, Watts's work embodied the most pressing themes and ideas of the time, earning him the title 'England's Michelangelo'.

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The Artists' Village

Discover Watts Gallery - Artists' Village, a unique Arts & Crafts gem nestled in the Surrey Hills. See stunning Victorian paintings and sculpture before treating yourself in The Tea Shop. Wander to the nearby Grade I listed Watts Chapel or visit G F and Mary Wattses' home, Limnerslease.

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Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

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The Make Space

23 May

Art & Action

until
23 May

Watts Chapel Tour

28 May

The Artists’ Village Walking Tour

29 May

The Artists’ Village Walking Tour

5 Jun

Historic Galleries

24 May
6 Jun

The Make Space: Spring Patterns

30 May
6 Jun

Watts Chapel Tour

11 Jun

The Artists’ Village Walking Tour

19 Jun