David Remfry: People and Dogs Drawn Together - Rugby Art Gallery & Museum
David Remfry RA: People and Dogs Drawn Together
We think the world of you11 Feb - 3 June 2023
There’s a personal story behind every relationship between a dog and its owner. These stories have long fascinated David Remfry RA.
Remfry's series of evocative pencil and watercolour portraits exploring the connection between people and their canine companions began 15 years ago when he was a resident of the infamous Chelsea Hotel in New York. Over the years sitters have included celebrities Alan Cumming, Susan Sarandon and Ethan Hawke, and their pets.
David Remfry is a contemporary British born painter. He is perhaps best known for his large-scale watercolours, often of people dancing, his landscapes of New York and his portraits of residents and friends painted and drawn during his twenty years living and working at the Hotel Chelsea, New York City. He has also curated several exhibitions and was recently a Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy Schools. He lives and works in London.
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We are very excited to announce that David will be curating our Summer 2023 Rugby Collection show. Further details to follow.
Image: David Remfry at the Hotel Chelsea, New York. © Dudley Reed / National Portrait Gallery, London
Rene the Guide DogWednesday 5 April, 11am
FREE entry, spaces bookable and drop in
Join Louise and Rene, her assistance dog, in a short introduction to the Guide Dogs charity.
Every six minutes in the UK, one more person goes blind. When someone loses their sight, the Guide Dogs society helps to ensure they don’t lose their freedom as well.
Art classesVarious dates
Art classes inspired by the David Remfry exhibition
Dog ShowSaturday 15 April, 10 am-1pm
Creative activities plus a dog show for you and your furry friend.