Norman Stevens at Salisbury Museum
The Redfern Gallery is pleased to announce that Norman Stevens ARA has been included in British Art: Ancient Landscapes, a group exhibition at Salisbury Museum. Featuring works by John Constable, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Paul Nash and JMW Turner, this large-scale survey show will explore how ancient megaliths and stone circles have inspired artists over the past 250 years.
Stonehenge in particular was a subject to which Stevens returned throughout the 1970s. He made an aquatint in 1974, which was shown in Constable's Stonehenge at the Victoria and Albert Museum a year later, and impressions were soon acquired by the Government Art Collection and the Tate. In 1976 he made a suite of four hand-coloured etchings, and was one of twenty leading artists including Patrick Caulfield, David Hockney and Howard Hodgkin to be commissioned by Bernard Jacobson to make a print for the portfolio For John Constable, which was exhibited at the Tate Gallery as part of its Constable retrospective. In 1979, Stevens became the first artist to win multiple prizes at the British International Print Biennale, for his large, intricate depiction of Stonehenge.
The exhibition runs from 8 April to 3 September, 2017.