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Frances Richards: An Artist Apart

Glynn Vivian Exhibition

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3 Sep 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
10.00AM. Ends at 17:00
This event is free.
Glynn Vivian
Alexandra Road Swansea SA1 5DZ

Exhibition extended due to popular demand 

This exhibition focuses on the work of Frances Richards, wife of the painter Ceri Richards, whom she met at the Royal College of Art, London.

Frances Richards work has a distinctive, visionary character that sets it apart from the art of her time in both its abstract and figurative manifestations. The touching and utterly non-academic sophistication of her art, and its consciously modernist affiliations recalls deeply personal recurring themes.

The exhibition will concentrate on the embroidery-collages and unseen drawings and monotypes, executed in the war years and previously unseen until now, reflecting the perspective of a hugely gifted female artist and the dark mood of that fateful time.

The exhibition also presents some of the beautiful and radiantly graceful figurative and flower paintings of her later years.


Frances Richards, On Being Alone, 1963, Watercolour on board, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Collection © Estate of Frances Richards. All rights reserved, DACS 2019

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