The Dulwich Picture Gallery has unveiled its 2016 programme of exhibitions, which will include the first major show outside of Norway dedicated to the work of Nikolai Astrup, a survey of studies by Winifred Knights and a closer look at the work of Adriaen van de Velde.

Painting Norway: Nikolai Astrup (5th February-15th May) – opening the gallery’s season of displays is this rare opportunity to see the work of Norwegian artist Nikolai Astrup. The exhibition will present more than 100 works by the artist, who spent much of his career documenting the landscape and tradition of his home.

The exhibition will start by tracing his career rooted in the memory of his childhood all the way through to his sadly premature death at the age of 47. It is the first major display of his work outside of Norway.

Key 24 March Atmosphere
Nikolai Astrup, March Atmosphereat Jølstravatnet, Before 1908, Oil on canvas, 75 x 57 cm, Private collection, Oslo. Photo ©Anders Bergerson.

Discovering Brilliance: Winifred Knights (8th June – 26th September 2016) : the Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Summer exhibition will celebrate the work of this extraordinary artist who was considered to be one of the most original and pioneering artists of the 20th century.

Her masterpieces will come together for the first time since they were originally created and will appear alongside nearly 120 preparatory studies to examine her career and to provide insight into her artistic success.

Winifred Knights, Self Portrait; head, turned and looking in front
Winifred Knights, Self-Portrait, 1920, Pencil on tracing paper, The British Museum, London.

Adriaen van de Velde: Master of the Dutch Golden Age (12th October 2016 – 15th January 2017) the gallery will then present the first ever major show examining the landscape works by the Dutch artist, who rose to post-humous fame during the 18th and 19th centuries. The exhibition will bring together sixty pieces of his work and will offer the public a rare glimpse of the 17th century century Dutch landscape artist’s process from conception to completion.

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Adriaen van de Velde, Figures on the beach at Scheveningen,1660, Oil on canvas, Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015.

For more information on what to expect from the 2016 programme at the Dulwich Picture Gallery visit: http://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/ . 

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