LONDON, March 13 (Xinhua) -- An exhibition of Britain's prominent post-war artist William Turnbull's works is open in the Chatsworth House close to Sheffield in middle England.
The Chatsworth House, which was used as Mr Darcy's residence Pemberley in Price and Prejudice TV series, presents Turnbull's 77 pieces of work, including paintings and drawings and outdoor sculptures.
The exhibition includes works dated from the 1940s to the 1990s, to show the evolution of the contemporary artist's creative work in his whole life. Quite a number of the paintings and sculptures in exhibition were themed at head and mask, which are two notable themes of Turnbull.
Most of the head paintings created in late 1950s are abstract and figurative, demonstrating the rising trend of contemporary art style at that time.
"My father always said his work relies on your interpretation. You decide its meaning for yourself," said William Turnbull's son Alex Turnbull.
Alex said his father spent lots of time in the British museum studying the Chinese collections, which inspired him to add element of Chinese calligraphy into some of his work.
Alex also said his mother, a Singapore Chinese, had influenced his father very much in his art style. The parents used to call Alex in his Chinese name Lim Chin-Chuan when he was young.
Alex, with artist and filmmaker Pete Stern, spent five years making a documentary "Beyong Time" to present the life and work of William Turnbull, which is shown on BBC 4 now.
William Turnbull died in November 2012 at the age of 90. As a productive artist, his works are held in major public collections including Tate, National Galleries of Scotland as well as in American collections in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington and New York.
The exhibition at Chatsworth House will end on June 30 this year.