A Yorkshire Bequest
Two of our long-standing patrons, Terence Bacon and John Oldham, have generously promised to bequeath nearly 100 art works from their private collection to The Hepworth Wakefield.
The collection, lovingly built up over many years, features a significant number of vessels by many of Britain’s most acclaimed ceramicists, including pioneering studio potter Dame Lucie Rie (1902-95), Angus Suttie (1946-93), Alison Britton (b. 1948) and 43 works by John Ward (b.1938). The gift also includes paintings and works on paper by important British artists Craigie Aitchison, Leeds-born Trevor Bell (1930-2017), Sir Terry Frost RA (1915-2003), Rose Hilton (1931-2019) and Euan Uglow (1932-2000).
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A Day With John and Terry
Collectors' Q&A: John Oldham and Terence Bacon
John Oldham & Terence Bacon discuss the beginnings of their art collecting, and why they have chosen to gift their collection to The Hepworth Wakefield.Read More
Artist Q&A: John Ward
At the heart of John & Terry’s collection are 43 hand-built ceramic vessels by John Ward. This collection of Ward’s work is one of the most significant in private hands, and features examples of all of the forms developed by Ward over 50 years. We spoke to the artist about his work.Read More