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Unseen work by artist Arthur Berry revealed at new show
Arthur Berry
A lot of paintings in the exhibition have never been seen by the public before.

Unseen work by the iconic local artist Arthur Berry is going on show at the Burslem School of Art in North Staffordshire over the summer.

A product of North Staffordshire, Arthur Berry, who died in 1994, provided a hitherto unseen glimpse of life in 'The Potteries' with his art.

He was also an accomplished poet and a playwright for TV and theatre.

Many will remember him as well as a teacher at the Burslem School of Art in Stoke-on-Trent.

The Lowry of the Potteries?

For the first time ever The Burslem School of Art is presenting a previously unseen collection of work from Arthur Berry.

This exhibition has been curated with the help of Arthur's widow Cynthia Berry with many from her personal collection.

Paintings from local collectors have also been submitted, to provide a whole range of previously hidden work.

Rarities

Combined with an archive film that intimately documents Arthur's life, views and working practice, it is hoped that the exhibition will present a uniquely personal insight the acclaimed artist.

Arthur Berry revelled in circumstances and once said: "The city I was in, Burslem and Stoke-on-Trent, was a marvellous city for a young artist; better than Paris or Barcelona."

The exhibition will be open to the public from Monday 19th July through to 24th August 2010.




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