James Pryde’s painting, ‘The Monument’
James Pryde’s painting, 'The Monument', features in 'James Pryde at Dunecht', at Daniel Katz Gallery, London from 5 October – 20 December 2019
After the First World War, Pryde’s work attracted the attention of the philanthropist Annie, Lady Cowdray (1862-1932), who became a long-time supporter of the artist. She bought and commissioned eighteen works from him, including in 1919, the work featured here. Pryde exhibited regularly in London, and designed theatrical sets. However in the last decade of his life, his output declined. Suffering from ill health, the premature death of his daughter, and living in extreme poverty, he was admitted to hospital in Kensington in 1939 where he died three years later. Several decades later, Pryde’s singularly enigmatic style became more widely acknowledged. His dramatic scenes pre-empted both dream-like images of the Surrealist, Giorgio de Chirico; and the late 1940s post-war architectural landscapes of John Piper.
James Pryde at Dunecht
5 October – 20 December 2019
Daniel Katz Gallery
6 Hill Street, London W1J 5NF