Artist of the Month – Robert Delaunay

Every month the Art Library will select an artist from the Gallery’s collections as a focus for this display.

July’s artist is Robert Delaunay


Delaunay was a prolific and influential artist in the early 1900s, yet has been frequently over looked by art historians. Like the Impressionists before him, he was fascinated with the effects of colour and light. Although predominantly interested in abstraction, Delaunay embarked on a period of portrait painting mid-career. Portrait of Stravinsky (1918) can be found in the Garman Ryan collection, and is currently on display in Don’t Judge a Book by it’s Cover.


This month’s display is written by Gallery Assistant Faye Dudley.