In February 2018 Dulwich Picture Gallery will present the first major UK exhibition of work by the Canadian painter, David Milne (1882-1953).
‘David Milne: Modern Painting’ will document an artistic career that spanned the first half of the 20th century, bringing together more than ninety works in oil and watercolour, never-before-exhibited photographs and drawings by the artist, and memorabilia collected by Milne during his time in Europe as an official war artist.
Arranged chronologically and topographically, the exhibition will follow Milne’s artistic development as he moved from the bustling sidewalks of New York to the war-torn landscapes of northern France and back again to the woods, fields and skies of the northeastern US and Canada. It will document the change in Milne’s approach as he moved from the Post-Impressionist style of his New York years, with its vivid colours and dynamic brushstrokes, to the more distilled visual language of his later work.
“This is a modern artist for the ages, and one of Canada’s best kept secrets.” - Sarah Milroy, co-curator of the exhibition.