Jeffery Camp Beachy Head: Brink 1975

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Artwork details

Artist
Jeffery Camp born 1923
Title
Beachy Head: Brink
Date 1975
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 2432 x 1502 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1981
Reference
T03215
Not on display

Display caption

Camp studied at Lowestoft and Ipswich Schools of Art and subsequently Edinburgh College of Art. Between 1963 and 1988 he taught at the Slade School, and in 1984 was elected Royal Academician.

In the late 1960s Camp moved to Hastings in Sussex. Nearby he discovered Beachy Head, which became a recurring subject in his work. Camp here presents himself and his wife, the painter Laetitia Yhap
on the very edge of the cliff face. The elemental powers of the wind and the surging sea contrast with the precarious situation of the humans.

February 2004

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