The Great Outdoors - Paintings by Stanley RoyleStanley Royle, From Yorkshire Hills to Derbyshire Hills (1919) © the estate of Stanley Royle

Although born in Stalybridge, Royle quickly became an adopted son of Sheffield. He depicted many stunning scenes of the city and surrounding countryside, capturing a landscape threatened by industrialisation.

Despite emigrating to Canada to escape the Depression in 1931, Royle returned to the UK after the Second World War and continued to explore and paint, becoming one of the most popular Sheffield painters of the 20th century (Source: Museums Sheffield)

This major retrospective exhibition, the first in almost 30 years, will showcase Sheffield’s magnificent collection of his paintings, the largest in the country.

It will include works from throughout his career including iconic paintings, such as Morning on the Derbyshire Moors, Sheffield from Crookes, and his last ever painting, Mevagissey, Cornwall.

Join Museums Sheffield at the Graves Gallery on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 6-8pm as they celebrate the launch of the exhibition, with Stanley Royle’s granddaughter Lucy Copleston as their special guest.

We're asked to RSVP to Chris Harvey via email or phone 0114 278 2664. Please feel free to bring up to four guests.

If you can't make it to the launch, Museums Sheffield are running the exhibition until 30th May 2015.

Museums Sheffield: Millennium Gallery
Arundel Gate
S1 2PP