The Collection: Paintings

20th Century


Modigliani Female Nude
Nicholson Painting 1937
Vanessa Bell 'conversation'

The Courtauld Gallery is the only museum in Britain with such an outstanding display of paintings by the French Fauves (or Wild Beasts), including important works by Matisse, Derain and Dufy.

This is complemented by German Expressionist paintings with an extensive collection of Kandinsky’s works.

A significant group of works by Kokoschka includes his enormous ceiling painting The Prometheus Triptych

The gallery houses paintings by leading artists of the Bloomsbury Group, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and Roger Fry, together with avant-garde decorative arts produced by them at their Omega Workshops.

The collection of modern British art extends well into the 20th century with works by Nicholson, Sutherland and Hitchens among others.

Selected 20th century paintings from the collection: