From the first purchase in 1993 of Sir Frank Brangwyn’s From my Window at Ditchling, c. 1925, the Jerwood Collection has grown to include nearly 250 works of 20th and 21st century British art and is now recognised as one of the most important private collections on public display.
Now housed at the award-winning Jerwood Gallery, which opened in Hastings in March 2012, the Collection continues to grow and evolve with regular new acquisitions. Jerwood Gallery’s latest collection display this autumn will include a room dedicated to newly purchased works by artists including John Minton, John Piper and John Tunnard, alongside generous donations and additions to the Jerwood Collection from the estates
of Alfred Cohen, Edgar Hubert and Alexander Mackenzie.
The Jerwood Collection has been formed over the past twenty one years by Alan Grieve, Chairman of the Jerwood Foundation. Speaking about the rationale for the Collection, Grieve says, “I have been fortunate to have been able to make the Collection over a relatively short time period. It has been made to underline the strength of Jerwood in supporting the visual arts, enriching a cultural heritage and stimulating regeneration in Hastings.”
Alan Grieve speaks about the collection and the new acquisitions here in this new short film:
Beach and Star Fish, Seven Sister's Cliff, Eastbourne, 1933-4 © The estate of John Piper