- Walker Art Gallery
name= Walker Art Gallery
William Brown Street, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
website= [http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/ www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker] The Walker Art Gallery is an art gallery in
Liverpool, which houses one of the largest art collections in England, outside of London. It is promoted as "the National Gallery of the North".
The Walker Art Gallery was designed by local architects Cornelius Sherlock and H.H. Vale it opened in
1877, it is named for its founding benefactor, Sir Andrew Barclay Walker (1824-1893), a former mayor of Liverpool and wealthy brewer born in Ayrshirewho expanded the family business to Englandand moved to live in Gateacre.
The Walker Art Gallery is located on
William Brown Street(the only street in the UK to consist of nothing other than Museums, Galleries and Libraries) in a neo-Classical building.
It houses a collection including many Italian and Netherlandish paintings from 1350–1550, European art from 1550–1900 including works by Rembrandt,
Poussinand Degas, 18th and 19th century British art, including a major collection of Victorian painting and many Pre-Raphaeliteworks, a wide collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, 20th century works by artists such as Lucian Freud, David Hockneyand Gilbert and Georgeand a major sculpture collection.
The Gallery holds the
John Moores Painting Prizeevery year, with a regular programme of temporary exhibitions which has recently included Rossetti, Holbein's Henry VIII and Heath Robinson. In 2004, it staged " The Stuckists Punk Victorian", the first national museum exhibition of the Stuckist art movement. [ [http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/exh/ART24134.html "Stuckist's Punk Victorian gatecrashes Walker's Biennial] , 24hourmuseum, 17 September 2004. Retrieved 9 April 2008.] The Gallery also takes part in the Liverpool Biennial.
The neighbouring area includes the
William Brown Library, World Museum Liverpool, St. George's Hall, Wellington's Column, Lime Street Station and the entrance to the Queensway Tunnel. The other major art gallery in Liverpool is Tate Liverpool, at the Albert Dock, which houses modern art.
The Stuckists Punk Victorian
Notes and references
* [http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/ The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool]
* [http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/whatsonnet/?venue=2 What's On at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool]
* [http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/pre-Raphaelites/index.asp Pre-Raphaelite Collection] at the [http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool]
* [http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/johnmoores/24/ John Moores 24] at the [http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/ Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool]
* [http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/johnmoores/23/ John Moores painting competition]
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