Cumberland market group


A short-lived group of English painters lasting from 1914 to 1919, it was named for Cumberland Market in London where founding member Robert Bevan rented a studio in this hay and straw market area called Camden Town. Here Bevan, Harold Gilman, Charles Ginner and John Nash held Saturday afternoon ???at homes???. They were later joined by Edward McKnight Kauffer and C.R.W. Nevinson. The group was opposed to decorative aspects of post-Impressionism and were dedicated to exploring shapes and colours of London daily life. They exhibited only once, in May 1915 at the Goupil Gallery and continued to meet and held classes, but dissolved in 1919 with the death of Howard Gilman. Source: Wikipedia,