Modern and Contemporary Art
The works of many modern and contemporary artists of both regional and national significance, have entered the Ipswich Collection by gift, bequest or purchase.
Amongst these are paintings by Cedric Morris (1889-1982) and Arthur Lett Haines (d.1978) who founded and ran the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing at Dedham, then Benton End, near Hadleigh, Suffolk, from 1937 to the late 1970s.
There are also several paintings by members of their circle, including Lucy Harwood (1893-1972), Joan Warburton (1920-1996) and Glyn Morgan.
The collection includes work by Amy K Browning (1882-1970), Cecil Lay (1885-1956), Mary Potter (1900-1981), Russell Sidney Reeve (1895-1970), Peter Campbell (1931-1989), Roderick Barrett (1920-2000), Cor Visser (1903-1982), Valerie Thornton (1931-1991), Adrian Ryan (1920-1988), Bernard Reynolds (1915-1997), Lawrence Self, John Addyman, Colin Moss, Maggi Hambling, Constance Stubbs, Peter Coker, Margaret Mellis, Eduardo Paolozzi, Jeffery Camp, Robin Warnes, John Wonnacott, amongst many others.
The Ipswich School of Art
The Ipswich School of Art was founded in 1859. It trained local artists such as Frederick George Cotman, William Symonds, Walter Batley, Arthur Southgate and Leonard Squirrell among others. Leonard Squirrell also became a teacher at the School. Colin Moss became the Senior Lecturer in Painting in 1947. The collection contains works by many of these artists. Several paintings by Maggi Hambling, who was a student at both The East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing and at the Ipswich School of Art, have also recently been acquired.