Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Mervyn Peake - "The Glassblowers"

The life-size oil painting by Mervyn Peake hangs in the Manchester City Art Gallery. I copied this sketch of the central figure whilst sitting in there one day.
Peake is a favourite artist of mine. He seems to be having a new burst of popularity these days (About time!) I think that for a long time the public had difficulty working out what he was, because he was a writer as much as an artist. The public likes to pigeon hole artists, rather than find out who they are.

This posting is dedicated to the late Jeff Jones. A great Artist. Already missed.

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