Hull: Capturing the world around us - Art in the City of Hull
Hull and East Yorkshire is blessed with two great art
galleries in the Ferens Art Gallery, Beverley's Treasury
House and Humber Street Gallery. Great works also exist in the Hull Maritime Museum
and futher afield in the local stately homes like Burton
Constable and Burton Agnes.
But also has had many great artists from the area down the
years too, John Ward, Frederic Elwell both from earlier
times and now Steve Winterburn who has huge Bronze Sculpture
installations erected all over the UK and his collections
selling Globally. Famous works at the Ferens include;
Antonio Canaletto’s The Grand Canal, Venice (c. 1724),
Herbert Draper’s Ulysses and the Sirens
(1909) and various works by Maritime artists John Ward and
William Frederick Settle.
The City even now has its own Banksy.The Turner Prize Ceremony took place in Hull Ferens Gallery.
Hull & East Yorkshire artists, sculptors, carvers, painters
|David Hockney CH OM RA||David Hockney lived in Bridlington for a while but spent time painting the Wonderful East Yorkshire Wolds. As you approach Hull heading East you pass through the edge of the wolds. Try the Hockney Trail. A Yorkshire Sketchbook.|
|Frederic Elwell||Frederic Elwell RA (1878 - 1958) - Beverley Born
artist, Royal Academy - Fred Elwell R.A. - a Life in Art: A Perspective on a New Old Master.
The Town of Beverley has an
Elwell Walking Trail that is worth exploring
|John Ward||Hull born artist (1798-1849) His works are exhibited in Hull's Ferens Gallery and Hull Maritime Museum. His works predominately feature maritime and ships. One of his pictures was stolen from the Maritime museum in 2009 and found hanging on the thieves wall. John Ward of Hull Marine Painter 1798-1849|
|Steve Winterburn||Locally based artist and sculpture. He did the stunning Rugby League Statue at Wembley Stadium and several other rugby league statues like Billy Boston at Wigan. He has an excellent website showing his work at Yorkshire Fine Arts|
|David Remfrey RA||David Remfrey studied art at Hull College. His work has been exhibited globally; New York, LA, Florida, Ohio, Maine, Pennsylvannia, Holland, Germany, London etc. His most famous work was a series called Dancers.|
|Banksy||There was much excitement when Banky did his cloak and dagger Hull visit in early 2018. People travel from miles away to see this piece. See location on Google Maps. The Hull Banksy is in the Hull old Victorian industrial area known as Wincolmlee on the River Hull and whilst accessible the roads nearby are busy so take care when heading there.|
|Dead Bod by Captain Len "Pongo" Rood||This humble piece of Graffitti painted on sheds of Hull's Alexander Dock became a key waymarker to weary sailors on the treacherous River Humber. It was rescued and now resides in the Humber Street Gallery. Buy a Hull Dead Bod Hoodie.|
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