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St Ives and British Modernism, The George and Ann Dannatt Collection

(Pallant House Gallery Publishing)

For more than half a century, between 1955 and 2009, two remarkable individuals, George and Ann Dannatt, devoted themselves single-mindedly to collecting the work of artists such as Patrick Heron,Terry Frost, Bryan Wynter, Peter Lanyon, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, John Wells and Paul Feiler, as well as many others with St Ives connections such as William Scott, Robert Adams, Roger Hilton, John Tunnard and Alfred Wallis…  Illustrated with a wide range of works from the Dannatt and other collections, together with fascinating archival material, this book and  accompanying exhibitions in 2015-2016 at Pallant House Gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery and Dorset County  Museum presents a view of British post-war modernism from the point of view of those most closely involved.  Commercial exhibitions of George Dannatts work were also held at Osborne Samuel Gallery, London and  Katharine House Gallery, Marlborough.