Showing posts with label Laing Art Gallery Newcastle. Show all posts
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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Laing Art Gallery Newcastle


The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle.

Scotsman Alexander Laing arrived in Newcastle in 1849 as a representative of Edinburgh brewers Jeffrey and Co. He  built his own successful wine and spirits business and he offered to pay for a new art gallery for the people of Newcastle to mark the 50th anniversary of the setting up of his  company.The gallery was opened in 1904. Laing died, aged 77, in 1905 - two days before the first anniversary of the opening of the gallery.The Laing has an impressive collection of  sculpture and art and regularly exhibits the work of international artists.
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