As Director of Sheffield City Art Galleries from 1964-1982 Frank Constantine (1919-2014), transformed Sheffield’s Visual Art collection into one of national significance. A new exhibition opening at the Graves Gallery in June is set to celebrate his remarkable legacy. Born and raised in Sheffield, Frank Constantine acquired more than 500 artworks for the city, extending the range and the quality of the collections whilst developing a truly innovative exhibition and education programme. Building on the tradition of collecting in Sheffield established by notable figures such as J.N. Mappin and J.G. Graves, Constantine skilfully acquired key works that were overlooked by his contemporaries at the time. His foresight was quickly recognised, with many of his acquisitions going on to form the core of Sheffield’s renowned Modern British collection. It was this keen eye and an ear to the ground,

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