A Discerning Eye: Highlights of the Henry Boxer Collection

14 November 2015 - 7 February 2016

This exhibition showcases an extraordinary array of artistic gems from Henry Boxer’s personal and gallery collection, amassed over a 45-year period. Many diverse, intense, unusual and gifted artists are featured.

About the exhibition

Artists featured include:

  • The Edwardian portrayer of mad cats, Louis Wain
  • The mediumistic Madge Gill
  • The visionary depicter of resurrections, Donald Pass
  • Savant artists Stephen Wiltshire and George Widener
  • Occultist Austin Spare
  • Illustrator and author Mervyn Peake
  • Berlin Dadaist George Grosz.

All of the artists have fascinating and compelling biographies that have shaped their art, but it is thanks to Henry Boxer’s enduring passion and uniquely discerning eye that this collection has been brought together and shown for the first time in its entirety at Orleans House Gallery.

Updated: 26 April 2017