The Art of Peter Prendergast
6 September 2013 - 29 September 2013
Peter Prendergast was born in Abertridwr, South Wales in 1946. He trained at Cardiff College of Art and the Slade School of Art, where he was taught by Frank Auerbach. Peter lived and worked near Bangor, North Wales from 1970 until his death in 2007. In that time he became one of Britain’s leading artists, noted for his bold expressionist landscapes, seascapes and self-portraits. Prendergast was fiercely proud of his Welsh heritage. Yet while his commitment to Wales and its spectacular scenery is clear, Prendergast’s work, and its appeal, stretches much further afield. He exhibited widely in Britain and abroad, his popularity extending to the U.S. and Australia, and his work is represented in many private and public collections including the Tate Gallery, the National Museum of Wales, Stadts Galerie, Stuttgart, The British Museum and The Arts Council Collection.
This exhibition coincides with the publication of ‘The Art of Peter Prendergast’ written by award-winning art critic, historian and broadcaster Richard Cork. This beautifully illustrated book will enhance our understanding of a significant painter.
This exhibition will feature approximately 40 paintings and drawings, many of which are illustrated in the book and have never before been offered for sale. All the work is for sale and may also be seen on our website www.artwales.com
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