Portrait of Lucian Frued by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Portrait of Lucian Freud 1951 Courtesy Whitworth Art Gallery

Celebrating the Whitworth and the people behind it.

An exhibition of portraits which attempts to reveal the relationships between people that made the Whitworth Art Gallery possible.

It includes a range of work, from Francis Bacon’s wonderful portrait of Lucian Freud to a self- portrait of Adolf Wölfli made in a mental asylum near Berne.

Also included is Sir Stanley Spencer’s drawing of Margaret Pilkington, honorary director of the Whitworth for over 20 years and the first female director of a major UK gallery.


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