With Queen Elizabeth’s record-breaking reign in the news, it’s an opportune time to celebrate all the artists who thrived during her tenure. Accordingly, Drawing’s exhibition of the month for September is “Pastoral to Pop: 20th-Century Britain on Paper,” on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, through February 21. The show includes more than 50 British prints and drawings, highlighting the richness and variety of British art from the past century.
The earliest works in the exhibition come from a time when Impressionism was still fresh, and the exhibition progresses through several Modernist movements, eventually leading to Pop Art, which exploded in Britain in the early 1960s. Among the artists on view are Lucian Freud, Cyril Power, Richard Hamilton, Patrick Caulfield, Gillian Ayres and David Hockney.
Below is a small sample of some of the British prints and drawings in this lively drawing exhibition. For more information, visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. And to stay abreast of drawing exhibitions and other great museum shows, subscribe to Drawing magazine.