The Graves Gallery is located above the Central Library in Sheffield. It began in 1934 with the support of John George Graves who also donated over 700 paintings. The impressive collection was advanced further by the first Director John Rothenstein, who later headed Tate Britain.

The collection holds significant work from some of the most important figures in late 19th century and early 20th-century British art. We saw some fantastic works by Bloomsbury and Modern British artists.

Acquisitions in the eighties came to a halt due to financial constraints. The collection, however, was revitalised in 1999 and has since purchased Grayson Perry’s ‘Comfort Blanket’, Marc Quinn’s ‘Kiss’ and many others.

A stunning gallery and well worth a visit!

Roger Fry