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Paper Trails

Published Monday 14 May 2012

David Cox (1783-1859), Welsh Landscape, pencil, watercolour and ink on paper, laid down on board, Bequest of Miss Jane Heald, 1904 © University of Leeds Art Collection/Photo: Norman Taylor, 2011.

Treasures on paper from the University Art Collection

The latest exhibition at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery presents highlights from the University Art Collection's wide-ranging works on paper, including early English watercolours, 20th century drawings and recent prints.

Telling the fascinating stories behind both well-known and seldom-seen works, "Paper Trails" explores the history of collecting among prominent figures connected to the University and the city of Leeds.

The exhibition presents a vast range of works, with diverse themes and styles - from the abstract to the traditional, from the domestic to the historical.

Alongside pieces by artists who are important for the region, such as Jacob Kramer, Terry Frost and Patrick Heron, there are works by internationally-renowned artists including Camille Pissarro, Paul C├ęzanne, Robert Motherwell and even - blink and you'll miss it! - Pablo Picasso.

As works on paper, many of the selections are too fragile to be on frequent display, so this is a rare opportunity to see them all presented together.

"Paper Trails"runs from 2 May to 28 July 2012.

See the Gallery website for the full events programme and opening times.