Glyn Philpot

This display has now closed

20 July 2017 to 23 September 2018
Free with admission to Brighton Museum, members and residents free

Glyn Philpot, Melancholy Negro, 1936

Royal Pavilion & Museums’ diverse collections include an exceptionally strong group of paintings and sculpture by English artist Glyn Philpot (1884-1937). This display explores the artist’s life, including his relationships with Henry Thomas and his patrons, his hope to reconcile the religious image with the contemporary and the modernising impact he had on portraiture.

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The text used in this exhibition can be viewed from the PDFs below.

Please note that these refer to the titles Philpot and his contemporaries gave to his works which use language that we now consider offensive. The terminology has been retained to provide context for those studying these works.

These documents were used for preparation of the exhibition and are supplied in the original format. Please note that the Acrobats Waiting to Rehearse label contains an inaccurate date of death for Vivian Forbes that was corrected in the final display. Forbes died in 1937 as noted on the Loving Cup label.

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