Rothenstein's Relevance

Artist, writer, teacher and consummate networker, Sir William Rothenstein was a leading British artist in the years before the First World War and a highly influential and well-connected figure throughout his career. The exhibition examines a number of his major themes including Jewish subjects, portraiture and figures studies (in Paris, London and Gloucestershire) and work from the First and Second World Wars, contextualized by work on similar themes by a number of (mostly younger) contemporaries including Mark Gertler, Jacob Kramer, Eric Kennington, Albert Rutherston and Alfred Wolmark, who were all either influenced directly by or worked alongside Rothenstein.