Never Mind the Tate - Try Chichester. ; VISUAL ART Charles Darwent Modern British Art: The First 100 Years Pallant House CHICHESTER
Although Colin St John Wilson is best (or, to some minds, worst) known as the architect of the British Library, over the past 60 years he has also put together what may be the most important collection of modern British works in private hands: 800 of them, most bought fresh from the studio, many from artists who were friends. Now, the 84-year-old has given or lent half his collection to the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, advising his wife's firm on the building of an pounds 8m wing to house it.
This is a hugely generous thing to have done, and makes Pallant House the greatest resource of 20th century British painting outside Tate Britain. In one sense, its …
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Publication information: Article title: Never Mind the Tate - Try Chichester. ; VISUAL ART Charles Darwent Modern British Art: The First 100 Years Pallant House CHICHESTER. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Independent on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: July 23, 2006. Page number: 10. © 2009 The Independent on Sunday. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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