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Geoffrey Wales

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ISBN: 19011648036
Artist(s): Geoffrey Wales
Author(s): Hilary Chapman
Format: Paperback
Edition: First
Year published: 1998
Publisher: Primrose Hill Press
Publisher Location: Newville
Total Pages: 148
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in black and white.

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Probably no other artist in the medium has explored so fully, so minutely, and yet so privately, the full potential of the twentieth century aesthetic’ writes Hilary Chapman of Geoffrey Wales (1912-90). Her pioneering and immensely readable study traces his origins as a decorative and illustrative artist, passing on through neo-romantic and semi-cubist stages, eventually to works of almost pure abstraction. A man of great personal reticence, he is recognised as one of the most influential figures in wood engraving in the second half of the twentieth century. Profusely illustrated, including works never seen before (from the family holdings) of which only a handful of prints exist. ‘Hilary Chapman’s text is a beautifully clear, concise tribute to an overlooked artist.

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