The art school set up by Cedric Morris and his partner, Arthur Lett-Haines, at Benton End house in Suffolk was home to a community of artists and writers during the mid 20th century. This display at Firstsite Gallery in Colchester (11 December–18 April 2022) presents 100 works by some of the school’s best known alumni – including Maggi Hambling, Lucian Freud and Frances Hodgkin, as well as Morris and Lett-Haines themselves. The influence of the garden at Benton End on British horticulture – Morris was a renowned plantsman as well as a painter – will also be explored. Find out more from Firstsite’s website.
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