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 John Sell Cotman


Shelter from the Storm: John Sell Cotman

13 October – 21 January 2018

Leeds Art Gallery

Discover the work of the British artist John Sell Cotman, one of the most modern watercolourists of the 19th century. The result of a three-year research and cataloguing programme, this exhibition shows many of Cotman’s sketchbook drawings for the first time in generations, together with some of his finest watercolours.

Drawing exclusively from Leeds Art Gallery’s rich collection, we examine the rise of Cotman’s reputation and the fascination with his work during the 1920s–30s. As part of the exhibition, Leeds based artist Hondartza Fraga has created a series of animations, drawings and watercolours offering a contemporary response to Cotman’s work.