The William Roberts Society

1931 'William Roberts RA (1895–1980) was one of the most distinctive and respected artists of the twentieth century. He was a founder member of the influential Vorticist group, a powerful recorder of the front-line battles of the First World War, and a unique observer of the foibles and activities of Britain at leisure over almost fifty years. The Roberts family fulfilled an important role in the rich literary and artistic life of the twentieth century. Their world encompassed almost all the major movements and personalities of the first half of the century, and that period would have been poorer without their presence.'

Anne Goodchild, former Curator of Art, Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust

The William Roberts Society is a registered charity that aims to further the appreciation and promotion of William Roberts's work.

Above: Self-portrait Wearing a Cap (oil on canvas), 1931 (Tate Gallery)
© The Estate of John David Roberts

New exhibitions featuring William Roberts

Catalogue raisonné:
chronological | alphabetical

Chronology of William Roberts and his family


Bibliography and links to WR's writings

Public collections holding works by William Roberts

Exhibition history

A gallery of pictures by William Roberts

Index of works illustrated on the site (with links)

William Roberts Society news

The artist's house

Contact and membership details for the William Roberts Society

All images and writings by William Roberts reproduced on this website are copyright the Estate of John David Roberts and may be reproduced only with permission of the William Roberts Society.

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