Oil Paintings in Northumberland, Tees Valley & Tyne and Wear
(Approx $44.80 or €33.60)
This catalogue includes paintings from 40 public collections in an area stretching over 100 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Redcar and Cleveland. The rich cultural heritage of the North East, with its strong industrial and maritime traditions, is reflected in many of the 1800+ paintings. The mining industry is particularly well represented by the work of the Ashington Pitmen Painters at Woodhorn. Other highlights of twentieth century painting can be seen in mima, the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, and in the interesting and diverse work originally collected by Sir William Gray and further developed by the Hartlepool Museums and Heritage Service.
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.