Camden Town artists

Camden Town has been a place for artists for more than 200 years.  In the nineteenth century, artists were associated with the Royal Academy of Arts.  There were studios for artists and teaching for art and design. Several artists painted Camden Town in the twentieth century and in recent years artists have produced paintings, sculpture and silver work of international level.

Lyme Terrace and College Wharf (London Borough of Camden)
Lyme Terrace and College Wharf
(London Borough of Camden)

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By contrast, the ‘Camden Town Group‘ were not from Camden Town – the name was chosen by Walter Sickert as a marketing strategy, for the ‘otherness’ north of the Euston Road away from Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia.  Most of the ‘Camden Town Group’ lived elsewhere, in west or outer London or the countryside. They more often painted landscape than urban subjects and few painted Camden Town itself.

Spencer Gore, Mornington Crescent (Museum of London)
Spencer Gore, Mornington Crescent
(Museum of London)

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