Title of Piece:
Miner Community :Triptych (2000)
Artist:
DONOVAN, James
ID Number:
2912
Acquisition Number:
693
Acquisition Number (Sub):
Cost:
Additional Information:
Artist Notes:
Well known for his large uncompromising compositions of coal miners at Tower Colliery, James perpetuates a tradition instigated by Josef Herman and Will Roberts, commemorating the endurance and dignity of mining communities. But his work is about more than miners, as this painting demonstrates. A triptych is traditionally a religious composition, perhaps here referring to the importance of chapel in his community, but acknowledging modern interests and pastimes.
Town:
Treforest
Location of Art:
University of South Wales (Oriel y Bont)
Buyer:
Dr. Anne Price-Owen
Medium of Art:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
97.0 x 114.2
Year of Purchase:
1999
Copyright Notes:

James Donovan