20th Century British & Contemporary Art
Castlegate House Gallery
Biography

Theodore Major 1908 - 1999

Born into somewhat humble beginnings in Wigan in 1908, Theodore attended a local art school from 1927 to 1932, going on to teach at the same institution from 1930 to 1950.

Theodore Major exhibited widely within public galleries, including Nottingham, Bolton and Manchester. He was also a key exhibitor at Arts Council sponsored exhibitions at Tullie House, Carlisle, and Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery.

Disliking the commercial gallery system and the ownership of his paintings by "wealthy collectors", he had just one exhibition in a commercial London gallery during his life time, the Mercury Gallery.

Theodore major is now celebrated as one of the leading names of the Northern Art Movement of the twentieth century, and is held in high regard by such collectors.

Theodore Major died in 1999. Two major retrospectives have been held since, in 2003 at the Salford Art Gallery, and in 2008 at Gallery Oldham. Many major UK public galleries and museums hold his work, including those in Manchester, Salford, Oldham, Wigan and Buxton.

In addition to viewing at the gallery in Cumbria, all works are available to view, by prior arrangement, in Central London, either at your own home or in West Kensington. Contact us today for further information.