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Bringing together a selection of large-scale historical paintings, modest and rarely seen landscape watercolours, illustrated novels and children's books, newspaper illustrations and ephemera from both public and private sources, this groundbreaking publication explores both an unduly neglected figure and some important aspects of Victorian life.
Margaret Mellis 1914-2009 was an artist of diverse skills: a painter, a maker of collages and reliefs and a sculptor. She was a key figure in British Modernism and with her first husband, the author and critic Adrian Stokes, was pivotal in establishing the influential artists' colony in St Ives.
Albert Irvin 1922-2015 was renowned for creating energetic, colourful paintings which suggest a fresh, youthful zest. Equally vibrant are his prints, which are catalogued for the first time in this invaluable publication.
This important book, which accompanies a major exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, is the first to explore the fascination of the Pre-Raphaelite painters with Italy: its landscape, art and culture. Featuring full-colour illustrations of the 138 paintings in the exhibition, including works in private collections not previously reproduced.
By Michael Bird
Bryan Wynter 1915-75 was a major figure in post-war British art. This book presents a survey of his career. It examines the cultural, intellectual and social contexts of his work, from his early studies at the Slade and interest in Surrealism, to his place in the progressive art scene in...