Inge Clayton FRSA (1942-2010) - 1988 Etched Plate, Otto's Woman
DescriptionAn expressive and contemporary female nude from established Austrian artist Inge Clayton. Entitled 'Otto's Woman' it's possible Clayton refers to Otto Mueller, the German painter and printmaker of the Die Brücke expressionist movement. He is known primarily for his characteristic paintings of female nudes. This homage to Mueller's work, the female form and sexuality are subjects frequented by the artist; the composition and pink hues capture the expressive curves and movement of the body. Inscribed with the print number below the image '3/50'. Signed and dated. On wove.
In fine condition.
20 x 28.8cm (7.9" x 11.3")Sheet: 40.2 x 54.9cm (15.8" x 21.6")
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Inge Clayton 1942-2010. Painter, designer, sculptor and collagist, born in Salzburg, Austria then settled in London in 1961. She has held several solo shows in her native Austria and Germany and has also exhibited at the Royal Academy as well as in many London galleries.
Clayton worked as an interior architect and a jewellery designer on first arriving in the UK and from 1976-84 she studied collage with Jack Yates and life drawing with John Nicholl at the Camden Arts Centre, as well as printmaking at St. Albans under Peter Jaques.
Her solo exhibition venues include Margaret Fisher Gallery, 1979, Artellier Gallery, 1984, Chalk Farm Gallery, 1985, Boundary Gallery, 1988, Andrew Usiskin Gallery, 1989 and 1992, St. Jude's Gallery, 1990, Anna-Mei Chadwick, 1990 and 1992, Arts Intaglio Gallery, Manchester, 1993 and in the same years was an invited artist at the Brighton Festival. Notable group exhibition venues include the RA, Camden Arts Centre, Alpine Gallery, Kunsthaus Schaller, Stuttgart, Gallerie Engelberts, Geneva, Galerie Hessler, Munich, Galerie Groessel, Salzburg, Galerie Mozart, Salzburg and at the ICA, London.
Examples of her work are in the collection of Keele University, and the Marie Currie Foundation. More recently she has shown solo at the Catto Gallery, Hampstead, London. Much of her work shows her European background and one can easily recognize the influence of Otto Dix, Egon Schiele, Kokoschka, and George Grosz.
|Artist||Inge Clayton FRSA (1942-2010)|
|Dimensions||20 x 28.8cm|
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