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Painter of figurative works in oils; draughtsman, relief and collage artist; illustrator and theatrical designer. He studied at Swansea School of Art 1921-24, and at the RCA 1924-27, under Schwabe who encouraged him to study Cubism, Kandinsky, Picasso and Mondrian. His first solo exhibition was in 1930 (Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea), and in 1933 he exhibited with the Objective Abstraction Group in London. Through Julian Trevelyan he met Arp, and he formed friendships with Moore and McWilliam; in 1936 he exhibited in the International Surrealist Exhibition, London. He first exhibited relief constructions in 1937 and also that year became a member of the LG. After the war he was influenced by the Matisse and Picasso exhibition at the V & A. His first London solo exhibition was in 19...

Hammerklavier - Ceri Richards

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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