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Tom Cross

‘THERE ARE CLOSE PARALLELS between the land and the people of Cornwall and of Wales,’ Tom Cross wrote me in 1995. ‘Each has kept its Celtic identity and they share a magic of coast, moor and mountain and the privacy of their wild places.’ At that time, I was curating a retrospective exhibition of Tom’s work for Aberystwyth University School of Art Gallery (30 October – 27 November 1995). 168 more words

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Evan Walters 1893–1951

This painting by Evan Walters resides on the ground floor of the Hugh Owen library. I am unsure of its title, however I do believe that it is a lovely picture and deserves to have a plaque addressing this naming issue. 80 more words

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George Chapman

THE SWEEPING CURVE OF TERRACED HOUSES perched on hilltops. Precipitous steps and narrow back alleys. Reflections scribbled on wet slate roofs and rain-soaked tarmacadam. Lampposts, chimneys, television aerials, pollard trees, pithead winding gear and railway signals piercing the skyline. 2,266 more words

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Christopher Williams

SEVENTY YEARS AGO, Welsh historian Owen M. Edwards prophesied that one day Wales ‘would wake up to realize’ the ‘greatness’ of Christopher Williams, whose works of art would be regarded as ‘priceless treasures.’ Who is Christopher Williams? 2,051 more words

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William Evan Charles Morgan

THOUGH WILLIAM MORGAN WAS AWARDED THE ROME SCHOLARSHIP IN ENGRAVING on the strength of his wood engravings, it is for his copper-plate line engravings of landscapes, animals and mythological subjects made between 1925 and 1931 that he is nowadays best remembered. 2,997 more words

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