Solo exhibitions


1947-57 Redfern Gallery , London

1959 Waddington Galleries, London

1962 Galerie Charles Lienhard, Zurich

Waddington Galleries, London

1963 Arnolfini, Bristol

Taynton Arts Society,  Gloucester

1965 Waddington Galleries, London

1966 Arts Council Gallery, Belfast

1967 Waddington Galleries, London

1969 Sheviock Galery, Torpoint, Cornwall

1971 University of Exeter

1974 Waddington Galleries, London

1975 Memorial Exhibition, Falmouth Art College, Falmouth

1976 'Bryan Wynter, 1915-75' (full retrospective), Hayward Gallery, London

1978 University of Essex, Colchester

1981 New Arts Centre, London (Part 1)

1982 New Arts Centre, London (Part 2)

Penwith Gallery, St Ives

1983 New Arts Centre, London

1984 Prema Project, Uley, Gloucestershire

1987 Gillian Jason Gallery

2001 'Bryan Wynter: A Selected Retrospective', Tate St Ives

2002 Jonathan Clark Fine Art, London

2006 Jonathan Clark Fine Art, London

2015 Jonathan Clark Fine Art, London


Selected Group Exhibitions


1945-51 Castle Inn, Fore Street, St Ives

1946-47 Crypt Group, St Ives

1947 Summer Exhibition, Redfern Gallery, London

1950 'Contemporary English Painting', Bristol City Art Gallery

1953 'Contemporary British Watercolours', British Council, Brooklyn Museum, New York [and touring] 

1954 'Abstract, Cubist, Formalist, Surrealist', Redfern Gallery, London

'Fifty Years of British Art', Bradford City Art Gallery

'British Painting and Sculpture 1954', Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1955 'Six Painters from Cornwall', Montreal City Art Gallery [and touring Canada, 1955-7]

1957 "Abstract Art', Galerie Creuze, Paris

'Statements: British Abstract Art in 1956', ICA, London

'Fourth International Exhibition of Contemporary Art', Tokyo

'Contemporary English Painting', Musée des Beaux-Arts, Liège [touring to Geneva and Brussels]

'Contemporary English Painting', Chicago Arts Club [and touring USA]

'New Trends in British Art', New York Art Foundation, Rome

1958 'Eleven British Artists', Jefferson Place Gallery, Washington DC

John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 1, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

'British Abstract Painting', Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand

'Contemporary British Painting', Howard Wise Gallery, Cleveland, OH

1959 'Recent Paintings: Seven British Artists', British Council [touring Australia]

'The Graven Image', Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

Fifth Tokyo Biennale

'Documenta II', Kassel

John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 2, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

1960 'British Painting 1720-1960', British Council [touring the USSR]

International Exhibition, Tunis

'Artists from the Waddington Galleries', Nottingham University

Luca Scacchi Gracco, Milan

'Six British Artists', British Council [touring to Mexico, Peru and Kenya into 1961] 

1961 'Middle Roads: Four British Abstract Painters', Manchester City Art Gallery

Sixth Tokyo Biennale

Fourth International Contemporary Art Exhibition, New Delhi [and touring India]

1962 'New British Art', Sammenslutningen af Danske Kunstforeninger, Denmark

'British Art Today', San Francisco [and touring, to 1963]

1963 British Council, Budapest

'British Painting in the Sixties', Tate Gallery and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

John Moores Exhibition 4, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

1964 'Young British Painters', Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

1965 'Patrick Heron and Bryan Wynter', Hume Tower, Edinburgh

'British Watercolours and Drawings of the 20th Century', British Council [touring, including Hong Kong]

1966 'Recent British Painting', Peter Stuyvesant Foundation, Tate Gallery, London

1968 'British Art Today', Hamburg Kunstverein, Hamburg 

1970 'Kinetics', Arts Council, Hayward Gallery, London

1972 'Decade 50', Whitechapel Art Gallery, London [and touring]

1974 'British Painting '74', Arts Council, Hayward Gallery, London

1977 'British Painting 1952-77', Royal Academy of Arts, London

'Cornwall 1945-55', New Arts Centre, London

1982 'The Sea, St Ives and the Seeing Eye', Penwith Gallery, St Ives

'British Drawings and Watercolours', British Council [touring China]

1984 'English Contrasts', Art Curial, Paris

1985 'St Ives 1939-64: Twenty Five Years of Painting, Sculpture and Pottery', Tate Gallery, London

'Cornish and Contemporary', Worcester City Museum

1987 'Looking West', Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn and Royal College of Art, London

'The Experience of Landscape', Arts Council [touring]

1988 'St Ives', New Arts Centre, London

1998 'St Ives and British Modernism', Jonathan Clark Fine Art, London

2008 'Unpopular Culture: Grayson Perry Selects from the Arts Council Collection', De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, and touring

2015 'Images Moving Out Onto Space', Tate St Ives






Chris Stevens, Bryan Wynter, 'St Ives Artists' [London: Tate Publishing, 1999]

Michael Bird, Bryan Wynter [Farnham: Lund Humphries, 2010]




Conrad Senat, 'Young English Painters, No. 1: Some Paintings by Bryan Wynter', Counterpoint, no. 1 [1945].

Alan Bowness, 'The Paintings of Bryan Wynter', Art News and Review, vol. 9, no. 4 [14 March 1959], pp. 5, 18

J.P. Hodin, 'Bryan Wynter', Quadrum, no. 9 [1960]

Patrick Heron, 'Bryan Wynter', Studio International, vol. 189, no. 975 [May-June 1975] 

Bryan Wynter, 1915-75 [exhib. cat., Hayward Gallery, London, 1976] [essays by Alan Bowness and Patrick Heron]

Eric Wynter, 'Bryan - A Memoir', Catalogue of the Paintings of Bryan Wynter [exhib. cat., Prema Project, Uley, 1984]




Artist's statement, in Statements: A Review of British Abstract Art in 1956 [exhib. cat., Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1957]

'Notes on My Painting', Bryan Wynter [exhib. cat., Galerie Charles Lienhard, Zurich, 1962]

'Unpublished Notes, 10 Jan 1960 (for Alan Bowness)' in Bryan Wynter, 1915-75 [exhib. cat., Hayward Gallery, London, 1976]


Public Collections


Arts Council of Britain

Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Auckland, City Art Gallery

Belfast, Ulster Museum

Birmingham, City Museum and Art Gallery

Bradford, City Art Gallery and Museum

Bristol, City Art Gallery

British Council

Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum

Contemporary Art Society

Coventry, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Eastbourne, Towner Art Gallery

Kingston upon Hull, Ferens Art Gallery

Lincoln, Usher Galery

Lisbon, Callouste Gulbenkian Foundation

London, Tate Gallery

London, Victoria and Albert Museum

Manchester, City Art Gallery

Manchester, Whitworth Art Gallery

New York, Museum of Modern Art

Oxford, Keble College

Plymouth, City Museum and Art Gallery

Rochdale, Rochdale Art Gallery

Wellington, New Zealand, Museum of New Zealand

York, City Art Gallery