Oil Paintings in Birmingham
(Approx $44.80 or €33.60)
This volume brings together over 2,000 paintings from 12 collections in the city of Birmingham. World-famous paintings at Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery and The Barber Institute feature alongside lesser-known works at the city's three universities and the solitary painting owned by West Midlands Fire Service. Paintings by Birmingham-born artists, such as Burne-Jones, sit side by side with masterpieces by Bellini, Gainsborough, Degas and Howard Hodgkin. This full-colour catalogue enables the public to gain a unique insight into Birmingham's rich artistic and intellectual heritage.
The Public Catalogue Foundation is a charity passionate about making art accessible to the public and educational research. Between 2003 and 2012, they digitised all 210,000 oil paintings in public ownership around the United Kingdom (80% of which are not on view), resulting in this series of affordable catalogues and an online database. They are currently working to digitise the nation’s public sculpture collection.