Modern British Gallery offers a large selection of affordable oils, watercolours and limited edition prints by major British artists.


Edgar Holloway (1914-2008) left grammar school at the age of 13 and he studied at evening classes at the school of Art in Doncaster, Yorkshire and through a correspondence course on etching. He earned a living from etchings and portrait commissions, sold through his father’s print and framemaking shop. The family moved to London in 1931. Illness prevented him serving during WWII and he taught in London and produced a series of drawings of bomb damaged London. By 1941 he came under the influence of Eric Gill and in 1949 settled in Ditchling, Sussex, becoming a member of the Order of the Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic. He exhibited with the Royal Society of British Artists and the Society of Artist Printmakers, becoming a member of both. He also exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and the New English Art Club. In 1991 the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, held an exhibition of prints he donated. Further exhibitions were held at Kendal’s Abbot Hall Art Gallery to celebrate his 80th birthday, at the Bankside Gallery, London, in 2002 and a 90th birthday exhibition at Wolsley Fine Art in 2004. He married firstly Gill’s former model, Daisy Monica Hawkins in 1943 and secondly the artist-printmaker Jennifer (Boxall) Holloway