London, Zwemmer Gallery, John Bratby Marine and Riverscapes, January 1964 (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, no. 16);
London, Zwemmer Gallery, 1963 (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, no. 15);
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Sea Pictures, 16 January – 21 March 2010;
Woking, Coroners Court, 20 July 2015 and ongoing
John Bratby is most famous for his expressionistic style which became known as ‘kitchen sink realism’. The term was coined by the art critic David Sylvester, who in 1954, noted that there was a new interest among young painters in depicting the banality of working-class domestic environments. Bratby’s more middle class surroundings and his thick vibrant colours distinguished him from the other painters of this group. As the viewer looks out through the open window at the fishing boats, the shimmering effect of the water and reflections are evidence of a prolonged study of the scene.