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painting exhibition in Compton

GF Watts: England's Michelangelo

Tuesday 20 June 2017 – Sunday 26 November 2017

Major exhibition of work by Victorian painter G F Watts (1817-1904) including work from public collections in the UK and abroad. Now best-known for his portrait of his first wife actress Ellen Terry (National Portrait Gallery), Watts was a painter, sculptor and fresco maker, famous in his lifetime for allegorical and symbolist works. Late in his life, and together with his wife Mary, Watts established a home, an artistic community, chapel and purpose-built gallery at Compton in Surrey.

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Watts Gallery
Down Lane
Compton Surrey GU3 1DQ
phone 01483 810235
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British | symbolist | Victorian