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Details about  Modernist painting cubist Picasso Heron Piper St Ives influences William Black

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Modernist painting cubist Picasso Heron Piper St Ives influences William Black
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Seller notes: Excellent
Original/ Repro: Original Style: modernist
Subject: Abstract Date of Creation: 1950-1969
Medium: Watercolour




Modernist painting.

Abstracted still life with Picasso , cubist , Nicholson , Heron etc St Ives school  influences.

Gouache/watercolour on paper.

Signed : William black 68

Measures approx 27cm x 20cm

Excellent condition.

The painting has been in sketch book away from sunlight .


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I will refund the purchase price when returned to me in its original condition.

William Black worked either as or for an architect in a London office just after the Second World War to the early 1950’s. He inherited some money from a member of his family and decided to retire early to pursue his interest in art .He moved to the Newlyn area of Cornwall in the early fifties. He was ,self taught ,not unusual as Ben Nicholson one Britain’s finest artists was also self taught I believe. He met some of the notable artists working there at the time ,presumably; Nicholson, Hepworth, Lanyon , Gabo etc who must have been influential and was I’m told an acquaintance of John Tunnard. Like Tunnard he remained outside of the artists’ groups and art scene there at the time. I think he was a talented outsider who may have been overlooked.

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