Archie Williams (1922-1993) - 1980 Gouache, Rhossili Church, Gower
DescriptionA detailed atmospheric architectural work in gouache by the Welsh artist Archie Williams (1922-1993), depicting Rhossili Church in the Gower Peninsula, South Wales. Williams is known for his building studies and landscapes, and this work is typical for his oeuvre. On wove laid to wooden board. Signed and dated and inscribed.
In good condition overall. There are surface marks and scuffing to the backing board in the border, as shown.
39.4 x 54.4cm (15.5" x 21.4")Sheet: 53.7 x 70.3cm (21.1" x 27.7")
Archie Williams (1922-1993) was a painter and collagist born in Swansea. After service in World War II he briefly attended art classes in Florence before spending time at Swansea School of Art from 1946 to 1951, briefly teaching after completion of his course. He worked in the glass studio of Whitefriars designing before turning to teaching. Williams exhibited at the Howard Roberts gallery, Cardiff and in a variety of Welsh based group exhibitions. Three years after his demise the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery held a retrospective exhibition and they and the National Library of Wales hold examples of his topographical detailed oil paintings.
|Artist||Archie Williams (1922-1993)|
|Dimensions||39.4 x 54.4cm|
|Subject||Architecture & Cityscapes|
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