1951

This long decade marks the tenure of Lawrence Gowing as Professor of Fine Art and the establishment of new and vigourous programmes of exhibtions, acquisitions and teaching.

By 1954 Victor Pasmore and Richard Hamilton were established as members of staff, joining longer-serving staff such as Leonard Evetts, Murray McCheyne, Louisa Hodgson and art historian Ralph Holland.

1951

Exhibitions

  • Two Newcastle Artists (Drawings by Christopher Cornford & Sculpture by Geoffrey Dudley)

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Installation view of ‘Design and Decoration’

Installation view of ‘Design and Decoration’

1951

Staff / Students

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There are no featured Staff & Students available in 1951. However, please see the 1952 archive to explore further Staff & Students.

1951

Acquisitions

Letter from Lord Eustace Percy, 1951

Lawrence Gowing

Lawrence Gowing, early in his tenure as head of the Fine Art Department, wrote to Lord Eustace Percy, then Rector of Kings College, outlining his ambition to develop a teaching collection, he received this cautious reply.