Conrad AtkinsonFor Wordsworth; for West Cumbria 1980

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Artist
Conrad Atkinson (born 1940)
Title
For Wordsworth; for West Cumbria
Date 1980
Medium16 works on hardboard and card, photograph, acrylic paint, iron ore and coal
Dimensionssupport: 521 x 622 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1981
Reference
T03229
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T03229 FOR WORDSWORTH, FOR WEST CUMBRIA 1980

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Photographs, acrylic, iron ore and coal on hardboard and card, 16 panels, each 20 × 24 (51 × 61)
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1981
Lit: Conrad Atkinson, 1975–80: Work about the North (exh. catalogue), Carlisle Museum and Art Gallery, September–October 1980 and tour, pp.5–8 and 12; Conrad Atkinson, ‘Passive Action/Active Passion’, Artforum, IX, September 1980, pp.31–7; Conrad Atkinson, ‘The Only Man who ever brought Work to Cleator Moor was Adolf Hitler’, Radio Times, 17–23 October 1981, p.23; Sandy Nairne and Caroline Tisdall (ed.), Conrad Atkinson: Picturing the System, 1981, pp.28–32, repr.pp.74–5

Since the late '60s, much of Conrad Atkinson's art has been concerned with the problems experienced by those living in the area where he was born and brought up, the industrial coastal strip of West Cumbria (formerly Cumberland)… (read more)

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