Gerald Wilde: 1905 - 1986

Gerald Wilde: 1905 - 1986

by Chili Hawes (Editor)


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This is the first retrospective publication devoted to the British abstract expressionist artist, Gerald Wilde. For the first time, it is possible to survey examples of his work from all his periods. After being sadly neglected during his life – in spite of the admiration felt for him by fellow artists – he is being given his rightful place. The only abstract expressionist who emerged in England, he was a pioneer in painting technique. His early work is full of scenes of the London life he saw with great intensity. For many people, he was inextricably linked with Gulley Jimson, the painter-genius of Joyce Cary’s novel. In his last period, he was producing the most remarkable images of ideas as if seeing their energy directly. This book contains twenty-eight color plates revealing the quintessence of Wilde’s art as well as forty-six illustrations. The book has an Introduction by David Sylvester which gives testament to Wilde’s genius. There are essays by William Feaver, Flash Allen (aka Marie Harding), and Corinna MacNeice, all of whom knew him in his last years and have helped in the mounting of major exhibitions of his work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780907791140
Publisher: Synergetic Press
Publication date: 06/01/1988
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Chili Hawes, FRGS, is one of the Founders of October Gallery and Director since its opening in1979. A native of the Rocky Mountains, she obtained a BA in French Literature from Colorado College, followed by a year at the Sorbonne and post-graduate work in Linguistics at Claremont Graduate School and has taught at all levels of the educational system both in the USA and Australia. A founder and director of Institute of Ecotechnics, she has managed various ecological projects in the high desert of New Mexico, the Outback of Australia and the south of France.

Anthony David Bernard Sylvester CBE, (21 September 1924; London - 19 June 2001; London) was a British art critic and curator. Although he received no formal education in the arts, during his long career he was influential in promoting modern artists, in particular the work of Joan Miró, Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon.

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