La Cathédrale Engloutie Arabesque 3

Ceri Richards (1903 - 1971)

Watercolour, wax crayon and collage on hardboard

5 June 1962

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    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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    Title
    La Cathédrale Engloutie Arabesque 3
    Date
    5 June 1962
    Medium
    Watercolour, wax crayon and collage on hardboard
    Dimensions
    height: 48.40 cm, width: 38.70 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Marlborough Fine Art, November 1965
    Inscription
    br: La / Cathédrale / Engloutie / Ceri Richards June 5 / 62
    GAC number
    7267