St David's Day - Welsh Art

St David's Day - Welsh Art

In celebration of St David’s Day, 2023, Liss Llewellyn is delighted to present a special online exhibition on the subject of Welsh Art.

Wales is a country with a proud history in the visual arts, and has produced a number of important figures within the Modern British canon. These include artist’s such as Augustus (1878-1961) and Gwen John (1876-1939), as well as Ceri (1903-1971) and Frances Richards (1903-1985), but also a number of influential figures whose names might bely their Celtic roots. This is true of Swansea-born Albert de Belleroche (1864-1944), who is widely considered to be the first Welsh Impressionist painter, in spite of the French-Huguenot epithet inherited through his father, the Marquis de Belleroche.

With its precipitous slopes, dark cwms, and scattered relics, the landscape of Wales has inspired a great number of artists, even if they were born outside of Cambria. John Piper (1903-1972) was one such artist, and he recorded the mountains of Snowdonia and the castles of North-West Wales with a great and brooding vitality during numerous visits with his wife, Myfanwy. Mary Adshead (1904-1995) was another artist who made frequent painting expeditions to Wales. During the War she spent summer holidays with her children at Barmouth, a seaside resort on Cardigan Bay, and captured quaint scenes such as The Landlady’s Daughters.

This selection also includes artworks representative of Welsh national identity, from the daffodils of Frank Bramley’s (1857-1915) delicate still life, to the country’s beloved sport of rugby, depicted here by Joyce Bidder’s (1906-1999) The Tackle.

Works FEATURED in this Exhibition

Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
The Artist’s Garden, Hampstead
£5,950
Sold
John Piper (1903 - 1992)
Caernarvon Castle II
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
Horse in a Stable
£8,500
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Study of Artichokes
£6,750
Frances Richards (1903 - 1985)
Vase of Flowers
£4,750
Frances Richards (1903 - 1985)
Girl in a Garden, late 1940’s
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Parrot – Original Study for the Great Empire Panels
£975
Sold
Gilbert Spencer (1892 - 1979)
Aberdovey, 1953
Sold
Frank Bramley (1857 - 1915)
Daffodils, 1886
Sold
Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)
St. Davids
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Swansea Pier
£800
Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
The Landladys Daughters, Llanbedre, near Harlech, c. 1941
£8,950
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Newport, 1963
£3,950
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Study for ‘A Burial Ceremony at Tinkinswood, Glamorgan, circa 1939
£475
Stanley Lewis (1905 - 2009)
Small Study of Paint Brushes, 1960
£575
Arthur Kemp (1906 - 1968)
Porth Madog harbour, circa 1950
£1,950
Sold
Stanley Lewis (1905 - 2009)
Hyde Park in Summer 1931
Sold
Augustus John (1878 - 1961)
Portrait of the Artist, 1902-06
Sold
Joyce Bidder (1906 - 1999)
The Tackle, 1931
Sold
Arthur Kemp (1906 - 1968)
Nocturn – looking towards the Snowden range