A Centenary Exhibition
Pallant House Gallery
22 July – 18 October, 2015
‘From the late ’50s onward, Rowntree was on fire, dipping into modernism without ever bowing to faddishness.’
Art dealers Paul Liss and Sacha Llewellyn, who together form Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, and Harry Moore-Gwyn have long felt that Rowntree’s work should be reassessed, and for the past five years have been working on putting together a major exhibition of his work.
‘The real revelation here is his modernist-inflected late work, painted after he was appointed professor of fine art at Newcastle University. It is experimental, but retains all the character that made his earlier paintings so compelling and distinctive.’
‘He was no imitator, but an artist who went his own way, creating over the course of a long and productive career a diverse body of work that thoroughly deserves this centenary exhibition.’