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2018: David Milne

14 February 2018 - 7 May 2018

Discover the "genius" of David Milne in our trailer with co-curator, Ian Dejardin:

★★★★ - Time Out     ★★★★ - Londonist

"...takes you somewhere you’ve never been" - Telegraph

"Strikingly original" - The Economist

Dulwich Picture Gallery presents a major exhibition of one of Canada’s greatest modern painters, David Milne (1882-1953). It will showcase, for the first time in the UK, a wide selection of his oil paintings alongside watercolours, drawings and photographs, to reveal an artist of true originality and vision.

Through periods of intense experimentation, often working in solitude in the wild, Milne developed an extraordinary body of landscapes, fusing influences from Monet, Matisse and Cezanne into a bold modernist language of his own.

Arranged chronologically, the exhibition follows Milne’s artistic development as he moves from the bustling sidewalks of New York to the war-torn landscapes of northern France and Belgium and back again to the woods, fields and skies of the northeastern US and Canada. Focus will be given to Milne’s experimentation with colour, line and negative space and his mastery of painting the visual effects of light and reflection.

“This is a modern artist for the ages, and one of Canada’s best kept secrets.” - Sarah Milroy, exhibition co-curator

Exhibition video series:

Image credits: David Milne, Reflected Forms, 1917, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Women's Committee Cultural Fund. Photo: © Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. © The Estate of David Milne; David Milne, Bishop's Pond (Reflections), (detail), 1916, Purchased 1955, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo: NGC. © The Estate of David Milne; David Milne, Blue Lake, (detail), 1935, Art Gallery of Ontario. Gift from the J.S. McLean Collection, by Canada Packers Inc., Toronto, 1990. © The Estate of David Milne.