‘2021 has been a year of caution but fortunately the marvellous John Crome Exhibition in Norwich was able to proceed. We look forward to the further opening up of the Museum and Art World in November with the important exhibition ‘Creating Constable’ at Christchurch Museum in Ipswich. A new publication featuring Constable’s early works will accompany the Exhibition. 27th November 2021 to 24th April 2022.

2022 - Thomas Churchyard’s paintings will appear at Woodbridge Museum in May, with one of the best ever displays of his work. A research project is now underway, with much new information due to be published. Please see the box below for details. If you wish to join in please contact us – perhaps you would enjoy looking at a limited area of his work or life in Woodbridge?

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Smythe ER Travellers
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H Becker Scythe
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Welcome to the EATAC website.


Our objective is to promote interest in the Fine Art produced by the Norwich School of Painters and Suffolk Artists working between 1750 and 1950.  This time period encompasses many East Anglian masters, commencing with Gainsborough, Crome, Cotman and Constable.

The rise of impressionism going into the twentieth century produced the innovators Arnesby Brown and Munnings, whilst later Seago rounded off what is one of the most impressive lists of British Artists. Many other notable painters lived and worked in this attractive and predominantly rural area within this period.

The Centre offers a professional in-depth assessment process to fully evaluate the traditional works from the region, as well as conservation advice and a sales service.

We look forward to hearing from you,

John Day 

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The History and Objectives

The Centre was founded in 2017 by John Day, to promote Traditional East Anglian Art. It houses his extensive library, the archives of many artists and The Day Collection of East Anglian Art. This material has been assembled over the past 50 years by the Day Family and items are available for loan to Exhibitions,  and it is intended the archives will be available for reference purposes in the future.


A team of specialists and enthusiasts has been assembled to research and document the ​works in the Collection, also to investigate other paintings and drawings brought to us.


The website gives enthusiasts a chance to learn about and participate in projects relating to Traditional Art in the Eastern region.


We intend to establish a comprehensive calendar which will develop into a useful facility for those seeking information about the region’s events related to Art.


An illustrated brochure is available through the link below or alternatively we would be pleased to send one to you by post or email on request to  john@eatac.co.uk

The Centre is an independent concern which works with all sectors; public, private and commercial, with a mandate to increase awareness of the many talented artists who worked in the area within our period and to encourage involvement through research, learning and collecting.