Monday, 25 June 2012
Patience Galloway's colour woodcuts
Or they may well be linocuts. But being a painter as well, I suppose Patience Galloway dispensed with the use of a keyblock. All that I can add about her was that she was working in the 1930s and exhibited with the Society of Graver Printers in Colour alongside alot of fairly well-known names today but also with others who have been largely forgotten. This may sound incredible given contemporary coverage of just about everything.
It's a shame the image I have of 'The old waggon', (which is the correct catalogue title) is so small but it is the best I could do given the money-grabbing nature of these art-price sites who have the face to even take my own images and then try to charge someone else to look at them! Her paintings are often of the mountains of north Wales and so far as I can make out from the dismal little images, they are not bad at all. The prints, though, are very much the work of a painter and the yacht is approached with elan and is exactly the kind of image you could sell in the streamlined 1930s. Stand by for more.