Signed Copies of Sussex Showcase

by Peter Beckingham

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Sussex Showcase: 2000 Years of Great Art from Bignor to Brighton signed in person by Peter Beckingham at Newlands House Gallery.

Covering a bigger canvas than his previous book, South Downs Showcase, this title features more than 2000 years of art in Sussex, ranging from the beautifully preserved mosaics of Bignor and Fishbourne and world-class medieval frescoes in tiny South Downs churches, to the end of the 20th century and the colourful paintings of Charleston-based artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.

Sussex Showcase takes the reader on a visual feast of a journey to see how Sussex has been depicted through many centuries, including by such English Masters as Constable and Turner, as well as famous 20th century painters such as Paul Nash and Eric Ravilious. It also shows how destinations like Brighton, Chichester and Rye have become a beacon for artists, as well as more rural locations like Ditchling. Covering Sussex’s most famous artists, and iconic landmarks from the Downs to Beachy Head and Brighton Pier, the book investigates how the County has made such an impact on art in Britain.

It includes a foreword by The Duke of Richmond from Goodwood House, who comments “how incredibly inspiring the Sussex landscape has been, and remains, for artists”.  Sussex Showcase includes over 50 high quality illustrations, some of which are rarely seen and have been generously loaned from privately-owned collections. Describing the publication, author Peter Beckingham said that “its purpose is unashamedly simple and celebratory – a book which can be enjoyed by all tourists and residents of Sussex with an interest in the county’s rich artistic history.”

All profits from this book are being donated to The Motor Neurone Association’s West Sussex branch.

Published by the Lodsworth Heritage Society 2023

Format: soft-back

Size : 22 x 22  x 1cm

All profits from this book are being donated to The Motor Neurone Association’s West Sussex branch.