Ivor Davies - 'Riverside village scene '

Artist Name:

Ivor Davies

Years:

1935-

Nationality:

Welsh

Painting Name:

Riverside village scene

Current Location:

Available for sale but currently not on display

Signed & dated 1961 lower right

Oil on Board

54cm x 43cm

Price:

£ 785.00

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Available for sale from Big Sky Fine Art; this original oil painting by Ivor Davies dated 1961.
The painting is presented and supplied in a sympathetic contemporary frame.

Ivor Davies is a painter who has proved himself over the extremes of the art spectrum, from multimedia and destruction of art during the 1960s to academic art history. He maintains a high profile, is at the forefront of the Welsh art movement and as an artist has always participated in the struggle against the destruction of Welsh language and communities. Much of his work is stimulated by Welsh culture and politics and he is currently considered to be one of Wales’ most eminent and distinguished artists, as reflected in his position as President of the Royal Cambrian Academy.

His partner was Tamara Krikorian, herself a leading light in the visual arts world of Wales.

Ivor Davies was born in Treharris, South Wales in November 1935.
He was brought up to be bilingual, and is now fluent in several languages. He studied at the Cardiff and Swansea College of Art between 1952 and 1957, and then at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland where he was both student and assistant teacher. He taught art history at the University of Wales and the University of Edinburgh, where he also acquired a PhD on the subject of the Russian avant garde. He was the first curator of the Talbot Rice Art Centre and Edinburgh University. He became the head of cultural studies at Gwent College of Higher Education in 1978 and remained there until his retirement in 1888, from which time he has devoted himself to painting.

Ivor Davies has won many awards, including the Gold Medal for Fine Arts at the National Eisteddfod in St David’s in 2002, and was made an MBE in the 2007 New Year’s Honours List for his services to art.

He is a member of The Watercolour Society of Wales, the International Association of Art Critics, and the Association of Art Historians.

Has completed many commissions and appeared in a number of documentaries featuring Welsh art. He is the author is numerous articles and reviews in art magazines.

He has exhibited widely within and the UK and internationally including Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong and Latvia.

His works are held in private collections all over the world and many important public collections, including the National Museum of Wales, the Arts Council of England, the Welsh Arts Council, Scottish Arts Council, City Art Gallery, Leeds, the Newport Museum and Art Gallery and Deal Collection Dallas.

Ivor Davies was commissioned by Westminster Cathedral to design and install a mosaic in celebration of the life of St. David. This wonderful piece was consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI at the Cathedral on 18.09.2010 and received much acclaim.

Ivor Davies continues to live and work in Penarth, South Wales.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire an early work by a man who is something of a legend in his own lifetime.

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