Painting Collections

W.W. Caffyn - Reigate Road Bridge

Dorking Museum’s collection of paintings reflects the beautiful countryside which attracted artists to the area, and comprises the work of professional and amateur artists who have lived and worked in the area. Professional artists with their pupils would take up residence in the summer, returning to their London studios in the winter months. The collection of oil paintings began soon after the Second War World when the idea of the museum was first proposed and paintings began to be stored in cellars and attics all over town.

WW Caffyn, Clump of Bushes Near Water
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Oil Paintings
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