Horsham Museum & Art Gallery

Horsham Museum & Art Gallery / Events / Wed 12 Sep to Sat 13 Oct 2012 (1 month)

Horsham Comic Artist - Dr Sparrow

Horsham Comic Artist - Dr Sparrow

A nationally important comic genius is given a one man show at Horsham Museum and Art gallery this September/October.

Dr Sparrow arrived in Horsham in 1919 having served in the First World War.
Once settled, he observed everyday life and developed a fond affection for the place and people.

A grant from the V&A Purchase Grant fund allowed the purchase of some of his prints, aquatints and original artwork.

This exhibition of over 35 works reveals a quality of illustration, line and observational skills that mark out Dr Sparrow’s drawings from the humdrum. His sketches span some 50 years of life in Horsham town and field with a fascination for hunting, the absurd and the ironic.

In their wit and characterisation they reveal more about life lived in the 1930s and ’50s than many a novel or serious academic history.

Event Location

Horsham Museum and Art Gallery

9 Causeway
West Sussex
RH12 1HE

Telephone: 01403 254 959
Email: dianne.walker@horsham.gov.uk

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