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.
27th March 2020
As the Angelus Gallery temporarily closes to visitors, highlights from the latest exhibition can now be viewed online. Winchester's Head of Art reflects on the importance of hosting a community art exhibition.
26th March 2020
Whilst we wait for a knight in armour to save the day, our Head of Art History encourages us to use this time to look at the world around us with fresh eyes.
27th February 2020
During February half term, the Treasury ran a family fun day for local families to come and explore the museum and make their own amazing animal crafts, inspired by the collections.
8th January 2020
The stunning collection of Chinese art bequeathed to the school by Major Montagu and Eileen Duberly in honour of their son James, is now available to view online through the development of a new Winchester College Collections Database.
9th September 2019
Celebrated as having the "most beautiful setting" in The Week's Independent Schools Guide 2019, some of those responsible for creating and maintaining this stunning environment write about the challenges and joys of working at the school.
15th August 2019
As part of its commitment to improve access to all, the school has started to run tours for the visually impaired, which are providing a different perspective on many aspects of the school for everyone involved as guides and participants are encouraged to experience the medieval buildings and environment in new ways.