Rendall, Gleadowe and Clark: Art At Winchester Between The Wars, 1918-1939 explores Winchester’s contribution to British Art in the early 20th century. It includes works of art commissioned by Winchester College, including a sculpture designed by Eric Gill and silver by Reginald Gleadowe, the school’s Drawing Master. It shows how the study of art at Winchester inspired Kenneth Clark (1903-1983), the museum director and presenter of Civilisation.
In the years between the wars, Winchester College made a significant contribution to British Art. Monty Rendall, Headmaster from 1911 to 1924, encouraged the study of Art and Art History at a time when it was rarely taught in schools. Reginald Gleadowe, Drawing Master from 1923 to 1939, was one of the leading designers of his day and the author of several books. Kenneth Clark, a pupil from 1917 to 1922, became the most famous art historian of the 20th century.
This exhibition draws on the school’s archives and collections to examine the artistic character of the school in the early 20th century. It includes works of art from Rendall’s collection, silver designed by Reginald Gleadowe, and an important figure of St Sebastian commissioned for the school from the sculptor Eric Gill (1882-1940).
The Treasury is open to the public daily between 2pm and 4pm and entry is free. The exhibition runs from 14 January – 22 April 2020.
22nd May 2020
How to teach and pursue practical subjects from home has been a learning curve but Head of Art, Michael Bruzon, explains that pupils have risen to the challenge, adapted quickly and produced engaging work, some of which is showcased here.
21st May 2020
Looking ahead to the next Treasury exhibition, Dr Griffin considers the work of Sir Thomas Browne (OW), a physician renowned for his close observation of nature.
27th March 2020
As the Angelus Gallery temporarily closes to visitors, highlights from the latest exhibition can now be viewed online. Winchester's Head of Art reflects on the importance of hosting a community art exhibition.
26th March 2020
Whilst we wait for a knight in armour to save the day, our Head of Art History encourages us to use this time to look at the world around us with fresh eyes.
27th February 2020
During February half term, the Treasury ran a family fun day for local families to come and explore the museum and make their own amazing animal crafts, inspired by the collections.
8th January 2020
The stunning collection of Chinese art bequeathed to the school by Major Montagu and Eileen Duberly in honour of their son James, is now available to view online through the development of a new Winchester College Collections Database.