It has been the practice from the early years of the Society for a work from an exhibition to be selected by the President, Chairman of Selectors and members of the Panel and purchased for the Permanent Collection.
This collection is now a significant representation of much of the best work that has been produced by artists in East Anglia over the past half century.
The society also has a small library of books by or about artists who were members or worked locally which are available for loan to members of the society.
The titles are listed below and to borrow members are asked to contact David Marshall
In Perspective: Colchester Art Society
Wladyslaw Mirecki at Fifty
A Chappel Galleries Monograph
Her own story
Oil Paintings in Public Ownership;Essex
John Nash at Wormingford
Pippin's Progress, a Soldier Artist's War
Artists at the Fry - Art & Design in the N.W. Essex Collection
East Anglian Sketchbook
Charles Debenham's East Anglia
Benton End Remembered, the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing
Ivor Weiss(1919-1986) Memories of a Jewish Artist
Artists at Work*
The Alchemy of paint
Journeys East to West
'50/60' works by the tutors and students of Colchester Art School in the 1950s ans 60s.(Exhibition June August 2008)
Colchester Art Society Permanent Collection (October - November 2008) 3 copies.
Colchester Fine Art Open (July - September 2009)
* This is a draft of an unpublished book and as such is irreplaceable. For this reason members are required to leave a £50 deposit when borrowing it.
*Attention - Members Only!
Pieces from the collection can be hired for a modest fee for periods agreed with the Curator. The borrower is responsible for caring for and insuring the work whilst it is in their possession. Please contact David Marshall for details.