We'll continue to make arrangements to gift other works to local organisations over the next few months.
160 paintings were offered to the public at Cheffins Fine Art Auctioneers in Cambridge on 21 March 2019. See the lots that were auctioned
The works include pieces from British 20th century artists, including the surrealist John Tunnard and the vorticist artist, Edward Wadsworth.
Also included are works by Barbara Hepworth, Carel Weight, Julian Trevelyan, Michael Ayrton, Keith Vaughan and John Minton.
Art we're keeping
Works we're keeping include 5 wall hangings by the pre-eminent British artist weaver, Peter Collingwood. One of these is displayed in Welwyn Garden City Library and plans are being made for the 4 other works to be conserved and publicly displayed.
Also being retained are works by notable Hertfordshire artists including John Akers, Rory J Browne, Mary Hoad, Henry Moore and David Stowe.
The categories or artwork we consulted about are:
- Acrylics and oil paintings
- Drawings and watercolours
- Lithographs and silkscreens
- Aquatints and etchings
- Miscellaneous works