Wednesday, 22 June 2016

A portrait by Nahem Shoa enters the collection of Southampton City Art Gallery

A portrait in oil paint by Nahem Shoa (Drawing Year 2003) has been acquired for the permanent collection of Southampton City Art Gallery, which is renowned for its permanent collection that features around 5,000 artworks that span eight centuries and tell the story of western art from the Renaissance to the present day. The core of the collection is twentieth century and contemporary British art. The portrait is of Nahem’s artist friend Desmond Haughton and was painted from life in 1997. Two further portraits by Nahem have been acquired this year by The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry.