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King’s Lynn Festival Fermoy Gallery presents Blast to Blitz featuring art from 1914 until 1945

An exhibition which captures an era of artistic talent inspired by two magazines will be part of a festival.

Blast to Blitz, part of Lynn Festival, will present English art in the period of 1914-1945.

Organisers have worked with the internationally celebrated Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham, Rutland, to illustrate this rich diversity of art.

Blast to Blitz is an exhibition at the Fermoy Gallery inLynn
Blast to Blitz is an exhibition at the Fermoy Gallery inLynn

Working with the Goldmark team has created an exhibition that captures the breadth, development, energy and explosion of talent that drove English art from the Great War to V E Day.

The exhibition will run at the Fermoy Gallery, Lynn from Saturday, July 15 to Sunday, August 6 and admission is free.

The title of the exhibition is inspired by two magazines, Blast, with its famous 1915 war number illustration, created by Wyndham Lewis in 1914.

Blitz, was a 1942 magazine with illustrations by second world war artists.

English art was in transition at the time of the first world war and the exhibition explores graphic art, sculpture and applied art over a 30-year period.

It has been made possible with the co-operation and generosity of Goldmark Gallery, a well-established dealership setup by Mike Goldmark and based at Uppingham, Rutland.

Supporting material has been added by the Lynn Festival through the curator, Robert Anderson who said: “The inter-war period will be seen as a time of thrilling developments and diversity.

“While the world wars had tragic consequences, simultaneously they acted as a stimulation for many artists.

“We believe that visitors will be challenged by what they discover in the exhibition.”

Mike Goldmark, who founded the Goldmark Gallery 50 years ago, said: “We at Goldmark are delighted to work in collaboration with such a fine festival as Lynn.

“Blast to Blitz features some of the outstanding artists of the 20th century and we are proud to have contributed to its fruition.”

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