Kennel Club Gallery reopens, Pet Trade News & Events from Pet Business World UK
The Kennel Club Art Gallery opened a new exhibit to the public this week, showcasing and celebrating the life and work of famous canine artist Julie Brenan (1948-2020).
Open until April 2022 in the gallery in central London, “Julie Brenan: A Celebration” features her work from world-renowned dog shows, as well as more informal paintings and commissions. All of the paintings on display showcase the artist’s talent for portraying the relationship between humans and dogs.
Julie’s career spanned over 30 years, including a commission in 1979 to paint the winner of the Crufts Best in Show, which she continued to do for every Crufts champion for almost two decades. She was also commissioned to paint several canine members of the Royal Family, including the patron of the Kennel Club, Her Majesty the Queen’s Corgis at Windsor Castle, and the President of the Kennel Club, Prince Michael of Kent’s yellow Labrador, Sponge.
Marianne Walker, Curator of the Art Collection at The Kennel Club Art Gallery, said: “We are delighted to show off Julie’s work and celebrate her life and undeniable talent in our gallery…
“This is our first exhibition at the gallery since the start of the pandemic and we are very happy to have something special to show visitors and to share a little piece of the canine world through the work of this artist. unbelievable. “
Although this exhibition is Julie’s first at the Kennel Club Gallery, her work has already been shown in many national and international venues, including the Dog Museum in St. Louis, USA, and the Royal Dog Show in Toronto. , in Canada.
The exhibition is now open at The Club Art Gallery at 10 Clarges Street, W1J 8AB, London, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ch Potterdale Classic by Moonhill (Cassie) Crufts Best In Show Winner 1989, oil on canvas by Julie Brenan. Image copyright: Private collection