Rendall, Gleadowe and Clark: Art At Winchester Between The Wars, 1918-1939 explores Winchester’s contribution to British Art in the early 20th century. It includes works of art commissioned by Winchester College, including a sculpture designed by Eric Gill and silver by Reginald Gleadowe, the school’s Drawing Master. It shows how the study of art at Winchester inspired Kenneth Clark (1903-1983), the museum director and presenter of Civilisation.
In the years between the wars, Winchester College made a significant contribution to British Art. Monty Rendall, Headmaster from 1911 to 1924, encouraged the study of Art and Art History at a time when it was rarely taught in schools. Reginald Gleadowe, Drawing Master from 1923 to 1939, was one of the leading designers of his day and the author of several books. Kenneth Clark, a pupil from 1917 to 1922, became the most famous art historian of the 20th century.
This exhibition draws on the school’s archives and collections to examine the artistic character of the school in the early 20th century. It includes works of art from Rendall’s collection, silver designed by Reginald Gleadowe, and an important figure of St Sebastian commissioned for the school from the sculptor Eric Gill (1882-1940).
The Treasury is open to the public daily between 2pm and 4pm and entry is free. The exhibition runs from 14 January – 22 April 2020.
18th January 2021
As part of its extensive collections, the school has around 500 watercolours and drawings from the 18th to 20th centuries, which have now been digitised to make them accessible to as wide an audience as possible.
20th October 2020
In the final instalment of our focus on Wordsworth, in this 250th anniversary year of his birth, we reveal a previously undiscovered treasure within the school's collection.
29th September 2020
To mark the 250th anniversary of the poet's birth, Fellows' Librarian Richard Foster explains the importance of one of the school's latest acquisitions.
7th September 2020
Celebrating our history, buildings, people and collections, the school announces two new films and a podcast as part of this year's Heritage Open Days.
8th July 2020
In times when museums and libraries are shut, digital resources have become more important than ever in the experience of art and culture. In anticipation of the Treasury museum’s next temporary display, the College has created a new online exhibition.
19th June 2020
The Art Exhibition is one of the highlights of Winchester Match. Here we look back at some of the best work from recent years.