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Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Collection

The Gallery offers a broad range of visual arts from the original bequest of Richard Glynn Vivian (1835-1910), which includes works by old masters as well as an international collection of Swansea China.

Gallery Collection

The 20th century is also well represented with modern painting and sculpture by Hepworth, Nicholson and Nash alongside Welsh artists such as Ceri Richards, Gwen John and Augustus John, with the Collection continuing to acquire work by today's artists. 

 

 

Highlights from the Gallery's collection from 1700 to present day are available to view via our public access terminal located at the YMCA, Swansea.

Discover the Gallery's Collection and Richard Glynn Vivian's original bequest.

You can also see hundreds of oil paintings from the Gallery's Collection through the BBC's 'Your Paintings' website.


 

Highlights from the Gallery's Collection

A selection of works from the Permanent Collection from 1700 to the present are available in chronological order.

 

Thumbnail: Gallery Collection and Richard Glynn Vivian's original bequest

Gallery Collection and Richard Glynn Vivian's original bequest

Founded in 1911, The Gallery offers a broad range of visual arts from the original bequest of Richard Glynn Vivian (1835-1919) to art of the twenty-first century.

Franz Anton Bustelli, The Tempestuous Lovers, 1760

Ceramics

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is famous for its collection of Swansea and European pottery and porcelain.

Thumbnail: Ruined Buildings, Naples - Thomas Jones

1700 - 1800

Works from the Permanent Collection from 1700 - 1800

Thumbnail: La Folie - Gustave Dore

1800 - 1900

Works from the Permanent Collection from 1800 - 1900

Thumbnail: Little Girl Wearing a Straw Hat - Gwen John

1900 - 1929

Works from the Permanent Collection from 1900 - 1929

Thumbnail: Still Life With Hyacinths - Alfred Janes

1930

Works from the Permanent Collection from 1930

Thumbnail: Blue Vase - Ivon Hitchens

1940

Works from the Permanent Collection from 1940

Thumbnail: Marriage at Cana, Bride & Bridegroom

1950

Works from the Permanent Collection from 1950

Thumbnail: La Cathédrale engloutie III

1960

Works from the Permanent Collection from 1960

Thumbnail: Carmarthen-Leeds Return

1970 - 2000

Works from the Permanent Collection from 1970 - 2000

Thumbnail: Head I - Shani Rhys James

2002 - 2005

Works from the Permanent Collection from 2002 - 2005

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