Lot 58 § (Timed Auction - Modern and Contemporary Art, starts 11th October 2019 10:00, ending 27th October 2019 17:00)
Will Roberts (1907-2000) Welsh 20th Century, Farmer, oil on paper, initialled WR bottom left, mounted and framed. Measurements 20 x 28cm (i), framed measurements 45.4 x 35.6cm
20 x 28cm
Will Roberts (1907-2000) was a Welsh Expressionist artist from Ruabon. He studied at the Swansea Art School under William Grant Murray and was influenced by Polish artist Josef Herman, who was a close friend. Roberts drew upon his roots in South Wales for inspiration, depicting the scarred Glamorgan landscape and his representations of farmers and agricultural labourers have a rawness that characterises his work. Roberts was one of the original 56 Group of Wales and in 1962 won the Byng-Stamper prize for landscape painting, judged by Sir Kenneth Clark. He has been widely acknowledged as a Modern Welsh Master.
Sold for £800
Yes there is print below the work which has been painted onto a piece of paper with text on the front. The text is visible in a number of places.