ET Compton

Edward Theodore Compton, AC member, pioneer alpinist and painter lived at a time when the Alps were being explored and many of the great routes were being opened. This was the "Golden Age" of alpinism, the 150th anniversary of which occurs next year.

Compton made 27 first ascents and climbed with many of the big names of alpine climbing of the day. In an age before 35mm cameras, let alone digital, he recorded the mountains he saw in extraordinary detail and sensitivity in well over 1000 watercolour paintings.

To mark the anniversary, nine of the club's Compton paintings are being exhibited in the lecture room at Charlotte Road until mid December. In the interests of conservation, these paintings are rarely seen so this opportunity to see some of the club's best paintings is not to be missed.

 

Previous Exhibitions     As originally published; these are not reports on the exhibitions.

2014
Julian Cooper
The Golden Age: 10 Paintings by Julian Cooper
2013
Leslie Ayres & John Colton Paintings and Prints
2013
Alpine Club Library Everest 1921-53
2013
Alpine Club Library Treasures of the Alpine Club
2012
Rowan Huntley Alps to Antarctica
2010
Janet Johnson and Jean Slee-Smith ARCA Women Mountain Artists
2010
Philip Gibson and Tim Pollard A Climber's Perspective
2010

Joe Arnold, Jim Curran, John Fairley, John Innerdale, Bill Norton, Julia Scott

A Christmas Miscellany
2009
Alpine Club Library Exhibition of Alpine Club Rare Books and Artifacts at the Travellers Club
2009
Jim Curran 'What Goes Round Comes Round'
2009
Ed Luke Rock Stars
2008
Simon Pierse Sketches of the Gran Paradiso
2008
Polly Townsend In high places
2007
David Bellamy Mountain Paintings
2007
George Rowlett Ruskin Revisited
2007
Rowan Huntley Alpine Paintings
2007
John Mitchell Gallery Peaks & Glaciers
2006
Kit Surrey Cornish Sea Cliffs
2005
Kangchenjunga  

 


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