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Drawn together, Drawn apart: The Philip Schlee Collection of Drawings


The Philip Schlee Collection brings together drawings, prints and paintings by 44 artists working between 1920 and 2004. It includes examples of life and observational drawings, landscapes and compositional sketches.


Drawn together, Drawn apart reflects the eclectic nature of the collection and of the artists’ own approaches to drawing. The exhibition includes work by Gillian Ayres, David Bomberg, Christopher le Brun, Roger Hilton, David Hockney, Peter Lanyon, Henry Moore and Paul Nash.


Philip Schlee (1924–2001) assembled the collection, with the assistance of his brother Nick Schlee, between 1992 and 2004. This extraordinary collection was generously donated to Southampton City Art Gallery in November 2012 and becomes the second largest body of artwork to be given to the city.

Image Credit: Henry Moore (1898–1986), Seated Nude 1934 brush and ink, pen and ink, wash on paper. ©Henry Moore Foundation, 2012

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