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                      CERI  RICHARDS  R.A. 
                                  [1903-71]

                   CERI  RICHARDS

                      Adam's Apple
                               1936
                 wood construction
                             unique
                             signed
                         61 x 86 cm
            Provenance: The artist;
  Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff;
     Prof. A L Cochrane collection;
    Christies, 9 Nov. 1990, lot 227;
    Bonhams, 19 Nov. 2008, lot 34
                 Conceived in 1936  
        construction finished 1962


                   CERI  RICHARDS  -  Trafalgar Square, 1951, oil on canvas
                                               signed and dated, 25 x 35 cm
     Provenance: The artist; Redfern Gallery, 1953; Private collection, UK
             Christies auction, 9 June 1989, lot 365; Private collection, UK
       Trafalgar Square was the theme for his Festival of Britain painting

               
                   CERI  RICHARDS

                       Beekeeper V
                             1955/6
                      oil on canvas
                        76 x 50 cm
            Provenance: The artist; 
    Redfern Gallery, London, 1956;
              Private collection, UK;
 Christies, 13 December 1982, l. 178
                    Sothebys, 2017


              CERI  RICHARDS  -  Cathedrale Engloutie, 1962, oil on canvas
                                                             signed, 41 x 41 cm
              Provenance: Colin Phipps collection; CCA Galleries, Dec. 1997

Ceri Richards was born in Wales and studied at the Royal College of Art.
I have included him in this sculpture section as most of his early artwork in the 1930s were constructions which he carried on producing throughout his life, but he is better known as a painter.
He represented the UK at the Venice Biennale in 1962 and was a prize-winner. He exhibited at Marlborough Fine Art alongside Francis Bacon at this time and was regarded as being at the same level. 
The Tate Gallery have a huge collection of his work and there are a few books available, the best is by Mel Gooding.
A wonderful artist [Wales's best] whose work is at it's finest when closest to abstraction [e.g. the early constructions and the Cathedrale Engloutie series [1960s] - particularly the small and medium size canvases]. 

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