Experience the wonder of Essex landscape at Chelmsford Museum

The Chelmsford Museum, Moulsham Street, is hosting a ‘Landscape in Art’ exhibition which will showcase the landscape art work held in its collection.

Art that celebrates the Essex landscape by well-respected artists including John Nash, Peter Coker and Edward Bawden, to name just a few, will be on display until December 2017. Many of the artists featured were members of the Royal Academy or held prestigious positions such as Directors or teachers at the Glasgow School of Art or St Martin’s School of Art.

The landscapes depicted include Galleywood Mill, Widford Old Church, Writtle Church and rural scenes of Sandon and Danbury. Other parts of Essex, from Tollesbury Marshes to Felsted and the Stour Valley to Great Totham, are also included in the exhibition.

Mark Curteis, Curator of Social History and Art, Chelmsford Museum said: ”This exhibition illustrates the beautiful and varied landscape that gives Essex its special character. On our doorstep here in Chelmsford we have rolling hills, the coastal environment, picturesque villages and towns”. He continues: “This landscape variety is what makes Essex such an inspiration for artists throughout history and the exhibition celebrates this”.

The ‘Landscape in Art’ exhibition is now open and runs until December 2017. Entry is free and is open – Monday to Thursday 10am to 5pm, closed on Fridays (except school holidays - 10am to 5pm), open Saturdays 10am-5pm, Sundays 1pm to 4pm and Bank Holidays 10am to 5pm.

To discover more about Chelmsford Museums, visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/landscapesinart

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