Walker Art Gallery is the major art gallery of Liverpool, UK, which houses one of the largest art collections in England, outside of London, causing some to refer to it as 'the National Gallery of the North'. Located on William Brown Street (the only street in the UK to consist of nothing other than Museums, Galleries and Libraries) in a neo-Classical building, the gallery opened in 1877.
Today it houses a varied collection including many Italian and Netherlandish paintings from 1350 - 1550, European art from 1550 - 1900 including works by Rembrandt, Poussin and Degas, 18th and 19th century British art, including a major collection of Victorian painting and many Pre-Raphaelite works, a wide collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, 20th century works by artists such as Lucian Freud, David Hockney and Gilbert and George and one of the most important sculpture collections outside London.
The Gallery holds the John Moores painting exhibition every other year. The other major art gallery in Liverpool is Tate Liverpool, at the Albert Dock, which houses modern art.