Christopher Wood: A Painter Between Two Cornwalls, 1997 Tate Exhibition Catalogue

ISBN: 9781854372246
Artist(s): Christopher Wood
Author(s): André Cariou, Michael Tooby
Format: paperback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 1996
Publisher: Tate Gallery
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 64
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated in colour and black and white

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Paperback.  First edition. Catalogue accompanying a show of Christopher Wood’s work at Tate St Ives and the Musee des Beaux-Arts in 1997. ‘Wood first stayed in St Ives in 1926.  His second visit, with Ben Nicholson in 1928, and their discovery there of Alfred Wallis, is now legendary in the story of modernism.  But it was not just Wallis’s naive style that influenced Wood’s work; he remained captivated by the harbours, boats and rugged coastline of Cornwall.  He later found the same inspiration in Cornouaille, a remote area of Brittany, and was also moved by the local people with their traditional ways.  Looking in depth at the artist’s life and work in both places, this publication highlights the extent to which his pictures of Cornouaille were imbued with resonances and memories of Cornwall.  Among the forty works illustrated and discussed are many of the most important paintings Wood produced before his tragic and dramatic death at the age of twenty-nine.’  Essays include: ‘Christopher Wood: On the Edge of the World’, ‘Christopher Wood and France’, ‘Postcards and Painting: The Case of Christopher Wood’.  Condition: crease to bottom right corner tip of page 39, otherwise very good.


Rare catalogue produced of Christopher Wood’s work produced for the exhibition held at the Tate Gallery St Ives and the Musee des Beaux-Arts, Quimper, France held in 1997.

Beautifully illustrated throughout this catalogue contains 40 works of the Cornish landscape and coastline including China Dog in a St Ives Window, 1926 which is part of the permanent collection held at Pallant House Gallery.

This out of print Christopher Wood catalogue is in excellent condition.


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