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.
13th September 2021
Between 16 September – 1 October 2021, a new exhibition will be held at Winchester College to commemorate the lives of four former pupils who played a leading role in the British attempt to map, survey, and summit Mount Everest in the 1920s.
24th August 2021
England's largest free heritage festival takes place this September with Heritage Open Days. To celebrate this year's theme of 'Edible England', our College Archivist reflects on some of the unique terminology that has been associated with food over the centuries.
11th August 2021
Each year Winchester College welcomes hundreds of visitors to events, art exhibitions and specialist tours of the school and its collections for Heritage Open Days. This year, in-person events will return to the College with bookings now open.
19th July 2021
A new publication explores the College's collection of medieval glass. Created across a period of significant artistic change, they demonstrate the development of stained glass production techniques and the Gothic style from the mid-thirteenth to sixteenth centuries.
5th July 2021
In anticipation of a new Everest exhibition in Treasury this September, Mr Bill Norton, son of explorer and mountaineer Edward Norton spoke to pupils and staff about the challenges and team dynamics of the 1921 expedition.
14th June 2021
On Sunday 13 June, we hosted the premiere of our Sixty Second Cinema film competition, showcasing the creativity and ingenuity of our first year film makers.