Southampton City Art Gallery

The Southampton City Art Gallery is an art gallery in Southampton, southern England. It is located in the Civic Centre on Commercial Road.

Southampton City Art Gallery

The gallery opened in 1939 with much of the initial funding from the gallery coming from two bequests, one from Robert Chipperfield and another from Frederick William Smith.[1] The gallery was damaged during World War II and repairing this damaged delayed its reopening until 1946.[1]

The gallery's art collection covers six centuries of European art history, with over 5,300 works in its fine art collection.[2] It is housed in an example of 1930s municipal architecture. The gallery holds a Designated Collection, considered of national importance.[3]

Highlights of the permanent collection include a 14th-century altarpiece by Allegretto Nuzi, of the Italian Giambattista Pittoni; the Perseus series by Burne-Jones; paintings by the Camden Town Group and The London Group; sculpture by Jacob Epstein, Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, Henri Gaudier Brzeska, Richard Deacon and Tony Cragg; and Richard Long photographs.


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