See portraits of the full England football squad and manager by artist Matt Small together on public display for the first time. Commissioned by the Football Association for EURO 2020, the artworks go beyond sporting achievement to celebrate the diversity of what it means to be English today.
From Harry Kane, Jack Grealish, Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford to Ealing’s star footballer Bukayo Saka, This is England features the most successful national team since the World Cup winners of 1966, after reaching the final of the recent tournament. The set of paintings depict a group of players from a diverse set of backgrounds who not only made history with their sporting achievement but who collectively inspired the country through their example of teamwork and stance on equality, inclusivity and racial injustice.
“Through their resolute and determined stance on various social issues and matters of inclusion and compassion for all, this group of players have come to represent the modern face of England, a multi-cultural land where people from all walks of life now call the country home.”Matt Small
Matt Small is represented by JG Contemporary, Acton