Since he started collecting in 2002 Chris Ingram has built what is one of this country’s foremost and most significant collections of Modern British art. Continually evolving and growing, it has been created with exemplary visual flair and an unerring eye for quality. It showcases paintings, drawings and sculpture by major British artists of the twentieth century in significant depth, and so is able to demonstrate the connections, contrasts and development of the avant garde in Britain. There is a particular emphasis on the post-War period, with works that show artists’ responses to the existential anxieties and challenges of the contemporary world and their search for new visual languages with which to express them.
This private collection is displayed and rotated at The Lightbox, a public art gallery in Woking. Works from the collection are also regularly loaned to international and national exhibitions increasing the opportunity for the public to see some of the finest examples of Modern British art.
Director, The Fine Art Society