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100 Places - Art, Architecture & Sculpture

The artist and her muse are synonymous. But often the muse is a place and not a person. The 'matchstick men' painter, LS Lowry, took his inspiration from the people and sights of Pendlebury in Lancashire where he lived and worked for more than 40 years. The Cornish fishing town of St Ives inspired Barbara Hepworth's sculptural work for many decades.

Which places inspired an artist's work or an artistic movement, or could now be home to an important piece of art? What buildings are important for their architectural interest, or for the people who designed or built them?

We think everybody should know about the places in England that have witnessed some of the most important historic events.

Tell us about somewhere you think needs to be in the list of 100 Places.

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Nominations for Art, Architecture & Sculpture close 28 February 2018.


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