Summer: the Force that through the Green Fuse drives the Flower

Ceri Richards (1903 - 1971)

Oil on canvas

1968

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Wales Office, Gwydyr House, Whitehall
  • About the artist
    Born in Dunvant, a mining village near Swansea, Ceri Richards studied at Swansea School of Art. In the early 1920s, he attended the Royal College of Art where he later taught, in addition to teaching at the Slade and Chelsea School of Art. He often returned to the Gower Peninsula in Wales, which inspired his work. Richards became Head of Painting at Cardiff School of Art in the Second World War. In 1961 he won a gold medal at the National Eisteddfod and in 1962, won the Einaudi Painting Prize at the Venice Biennale. A versatile artist, he made prints, collages, reliefs, costume designs and paintings. He was a Tate Trustee (1958–65), and received a CBE (1961). After Richards’ death, major shows were held in Cardiff, Chichester and London.
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  • Details
    Title
    Summer: the Force that through the Green Fuse drives the Flower
    Date
    1968
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 127.50 cm, width: 127.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the artist's widow, December 1977
    Inscription
    signed verso
    GAC number
    13500