Alan Sorrell RWS

Artist 1904-1974


Pen & ink

From Roman Britain by  Aileen Fox and Alan Sorrell 1961

This website provides biographical information  and illustrations which celebrate the life and work of Alan Sorrell. For more information, please contact his family by e.mail


We would welcome any contribution to this website from anybody with some connection to Alan Sorrell and his work. We also wish to locate as far as possible the whereabouts of Alan Sorrell’s work in private and public collections, whether they are on public show, and to build up a photo-archive.


The Alan Sorrell Archive

Julia Sorrell

Mark Sorrell (archivist)

Ian Sanders (Digital archive and website)



Contact details:


Contact Julia Sorrell on:

01953 498736





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December 2014

News in Brief - A busy year ahead for fans of Alan Sorrell:

                          (see News and Events page for further details)


29th November:          2nd April: Alan Sorrell (1904-74) -

                                       The Beecroft Art Gallery,  Southend,

5-8th February:          Alan Sorrell; The Man who created Roman Britain

                                       The Works on Paper Fair 2015, The Science Museum, London.

9-15th May:                 The Second Sorrell Family Reunion Exhibition

                                       The Edmund Gallery, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

30th Sept—1st Dec:    The Sorrell Family Exhibition—An exhibition for families by a                                            family -  The Chelmsford Museum

“Oddly orginial and shamefully neglected (till now)…..”

Andrew Lambirth, The Spectator