Title of Piece:
Leather Chair with painting of Marion
Artist:
BURTON, Charles
ID Number:
2932
Acquisition Number:
714
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Cost:
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Artist Notes:
Charles Burton became well-known in the 1950s as a leading member of the Rhondda Group and won the Gold Medal of the National Eisteddfod at the age of 25. Early works were purchased for CASW and the Arts Council, but this is the first of his more recent works to be purchased, one of a long series of still-lifes on a grand scale which express his enjoyment of loved objects and spaces. In its thickly applied pigment and geometrical composition it shows his sophisticated painterly sensibility. Burton has had solo exhibitions recently at both Brecknock Museum and the Martin Tinney Gallery.
Town:
Treforest
Location of Art:
University of South Wales (Oriel y Bont)
Buyer:
Dr Peter Wakelin
Medium of Art:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
187.0 x 187.0 (F), 181.0 x 181.0 (U)
Year of Purchase:
2002
Copyright Notes:

Charles Burton