CARPHONE Warehouse co-founder David Ross is loaning Yorkshire works by David Hockney, Barbara Hepworth, Tony Bevan and Harland Miller to Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole for the summer.

In all, Ross has lent 12 paintings and two sculptures that either feature Yorkshire subjects or were created here for Of Yorkshire, From Yorkshire, an exhibition timed to mark Yorkshire Day on August 1.

"I am very proud that these pieces from my private collection – all inspired by or connected to Yorkshire – are a part of this inspiring exhibition," says Ross. "It is important for the local community and the wider community to see what an impact and inspiration the landscape and people of Yorkshire have had on artists in the past and continue to do so in the present day and for the future."

Ross plays a key role in art and philanthropic circles as chairman of the National Portrait Gallery and council member for the Serpentine Gallery in London. Latterly too, he has been involved in conservation in Yorkshire, where he owns a substantial acreage of moorland, and the David Ross Foundation commissioned a three metre-high bronze sculpture, Seated Figure, for the North York Moors near Westerdale.

The Ryedale Folk Museum exhibition celebrates diverse perspectives on Yorkshire, from a view of Whitby By Night by John Atkinson Grimshaw, to Farmhouse, Yorkshire Moors by Sheila Fell, depicting the familiar patchwork of rural Yorkshire.

Harland Miller’s photo-realistic paintings of vintage Penguin book covers are represented by Whitby, The Self Catering Years. David Hockney’s Fish And Chip Shop lithograph, first given to a Bradford chip shop by the then 17-year-old art student and hung proudly on its walls for many years, still bears a greasy smudge as a reminder of its provenance, and this summer's show is the first public display of this print since the chip shop closed in 1970.

"Yorkshire is a county of diverse landscapes, cultures and people, and this collection incorporates so many different aspects of town, coast and country that people associate with the region," says Ryedale Folk Museum director Jennifer Smith.

"David Ross has exquisite taste in art – each of the paintings and sculptures shows a different aspect of Yorkshire – and we are honoured that he has chosen to share his collection with our visitors this summer. We welcome people from every corner of the world who are keen to understand about Yorkshire’s proud heritage, and there’s no better way to showcase this than through the eyes of leading artists inspired by it.”

Backed by Arts Council England funding, Of Yorkshire, From Yorkshire opened last Saturday and runs until September 3; opening hours are 10am to 5pm, daily; museum admission is £7.95, concessions and children, £6.95; entry to the gallery is free.

Charles Hutchinson