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Works on paper

The Walker Art Gallery has a large and varied collection of around 8000 fine art works on paper.

The collection spans the early Medieval and Renaissance period to the present day and features works of international significance including watercolours, prints, drawings and photographs.

Highlights of the collection include the Weld-Blundell collection of Old Master drawings and the Walker’s world famous pre-Raphaelite| watercolours and drawings. More recently, the collection has grown with acquisitions of work by contemporary artists including Paula Rego (born 1935) and Helen Chadwick (1953 -1996).

Our curators are also working on a project called 'Watermark', gradually adding all of the works on paper collections to an online gallery. Currently you can explore the landscape artists collection| which is now online.

Works on paper highlights