20th century and contemporary collection

Part one

The 20th century saw rapid and dramatic developments in art, both in form and conception. The move away from figurative and narrative painting towards more abstract styles is reflected in the Walker Art Gallery's collection.

From backward looking, but beautiful works such as'Echo and Narcissus'| through to paintings by some of Britain's most talented contemporary artists, the ever-growing collection spans the full range of 20th century art and beyond. Our'Impressionism, post-impressionism, symbolism and Camden Town' essay | provides an overview of the early part of the 20th century collection.

Please note that this is only a selection from our collection.