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Gallery Director and Founder- Patricia Jordan Evans


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40 YEARS OF FINE ART, PART II art from 1994

16th November 25th January 2013

Part II features artists who have joined

Bohun in last 20 years:

Rego, Irvin, Rae, Frost, Hambling,

Tilson, Barns Graham, Rimmington

and many more

Fully illustrated catalogue to

accompany the exhibition

Catalogue intro by businesswoman and

philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley

Bohun Gallery was established in 1973 in

Henley on Thames by Patricia Jordan

Evans, who continues to direct the busy

gallery with 9 exhibitions a year.

Bohun Gallery continues its magnificent showcase of artists who have joined them during their

forty years as a champion of 20th Century British art and sculpture. Forty Years of Fine Art, Part II

from 1994’ reflects on the artists who have joined the gallery during the recent twenty years and

the roll call includes some of the most progressional and influential painters and sculptors of the

late 20th Century.

This diverse exhibition will offer something to interest all collectors and art enthusiasts. The St Ives

School is well represented with glorious and joyful contributions by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham,

Sandra Blow and Terry Frost. As always, the Royal Academicians are well represented at Bohun

Gallery and two of the stars of this show are Albert Irvin RA and John Hoyland RA. Both artists

present a restless energy, a sense of freshness and are widely recognised as two of the greatest

abstract artists of their time. The nature of abstraction is bought in to sharp contrast by the highly

articulated ‘Ice Clough’ by the infamous duo Boyd and Evans. Tai-Shan Schierenberg, one of the

UKs most respected portrait painters of current years, features with both a portrait and still life.

Contemporary Scottish art gained international recognition in the 1980s and Bohun Gallery

continues to collaborate with many of its leading lights. Part II features Barbara Rae, Marj Bond,

Annette Edgar and Victoria Crowe. All of the paintings selected for the show characterise what is

cherished about Scottish art: bold figurative painting; emphatic technique and a poetic


Sculpture enthusiasts will be thrilled with the selection of first-rate names available. One of the

most interesting is Peter Randall-Page’s ‘Seed a 12inch maquette for the the 70-tonne granite

sculpture of a seed which was commissioned for the Eden Project in Cornwall. The 13ft (4m) high

work was lowered into a circular room at the heart of The Core in front of visitors at the attraction

in 2007. Other sculptors include Royal Academician Ann Christopher, the eponymous Maggi

Hambling, Charlotte Mayer, and Peter Hayes, among others.

15 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1AB Telephone /Fax 01491 576228

Bohun Contemporary Art Limited Company No. 5708718 Registered office as above Director: P M Jordan Evans


The exhibition is a celebration of the very best of late 20th Century and contemporary art. This is

the philosophy which has governed the curatorial choices made by Bohun’s founder and

Director, Patricia Jordan Evans. She has always exhibited the very best and has encouraged her

clients to collect the finest work available. The catalogue introduction is written by Dame

Stephanie Shirley, the well-known businesswoman and philanthropist. She explains her

involvement with the Bohun Gallery through both her private and public collection of art and

sculpture saying ‘as an entrepreneur, I prize innovation so am often attracted to the new, just

because it is different. But quality and professionalism always win out with me’.

For more information, please contact Katie Newman on 01491 576 228 or

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Untitled 37/98/A Peter Randall-Page ‘Seed’

Ben Johnson ‘Sala de Dos Hermanas’ Bryan InghamKynance

15 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1AB Telephone /Fax 01491 576228

Bohun Contemporary Art Limited Company No. 5708718 Registered office as above Director: P M Jordan Evans