Holly Grange, Exhibitions and Collections Assistant, chooses January’s Artwork of the Month: Albert Wainwright’s Manora Thew as ‘Salma’, 1929 (pictured). This watercolour painting features in our exhibition In Focus: Albert Wainwright in the Yorkshire in Pictures Gallery. This display aims to bring the work of this talented and much neglected local artist to a wider audience. Read more
The Hepworth Wakefield is home to the largest public collection of the work of artist, illustrator and designer Albert Wainwright. Born in Castleford in 1898, Wainwright was a childhood friend of Henry Moore but achieved only a fraction of Moore’s acclaim during his lifetime.