J P Jahan Fine Art London

\\\'I was calmly informed i was a surrealist!\\\'

An exploration of the course of British Surrealism


For many years British surrealism, has been overshadowed by its continental counterpart , however with the spectacular increase in interest in the continental  surrealists, perhaps now is the time for an examination of surrealism in Britain. Surrealism in poetry, literature and the visual arts had deep roots in France. However when Andre Breton Roland Penrose and David Gascoyne agreed to introduce the British public they did so with a major exhibition of Paintings and Objects catapulted artist into surrealism leading to lasting influences on future generations. 

These Influences are well illustrated by the works of john Melville (1902-1986) and Conroy Maddox (1912-2005) who show similarities as well as demonstrate the divergence within the British surrealism movement.