January 2020

An Exhibition of Selected Members of the NEAC 11th April – 2nd May 2020

Thompson’s Gallery in Aldeburgh is privileged to be holding an exhibition of Selected Members of The New English Art Club.

The NEAC was founded by a group of artists who were dissatisfied with the attitudes and conservatism of the Royal Academy and they held their first exhibition in 1886 with key early members amongst others being James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Walter Sickert, Sir George Clausen, John Singer Sargent and Philip Wilson Steer. The club increasingly attracted younger artists, bringing with them the influence of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. The NEAC remained an important showcase for advanced art and it continued to be influential with artists such as Augustus John and Sir Stanley Spencer joining in and exhibiting with the NEAC. Many diverse styles of art have been developed since its founding, adding richness and variety and Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh are thrilled to be able to hold an exhibition showing exactly the bredth and talent of its current members and how it has preserved the impressionist tradition. You will find beautifully executed still lives, breathtaking landscapes and exquisitely painted interiors and among the NEAC members who are exhibiting are Fred Cuming, Ken Howard, Susan Ryder and Jane Corsellis and a further 20 artists. We find at Thompson’s that these wonderful group exhibitions show the skill and dedication many of our British contemporary artists have and that the red thread of these shows is quality and draughtsmanship.


Thompson’s Gallery, 175 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AN
Tel. 01728 453743