Peter CokerThe Gorse Bush 1957

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Artist
Peter Coker (1926‑2004)
Title
The Gorse Bush
Date 1957
MediumOil paint on board
Dimensionssupport: 1452 x 1213 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist in memory of his son Nicholas Coker 1985
Reference
T04113
Not on display

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This is one of a number of paintings the artist made from drawings after visiting Audierne in Brittany in 1957. Apart from the gorse, he made notes and drawings of a lighthouse, the sea, fields, stone-walls and vegetable plots. The paintings were exhibited the same year in his second one-man exhibition at the Zwemmer Galleries. The companion work to this painting is 'Bracken and Gorse' belonging to Birmingham City Art Gallery. As in 'Man Carrying a Pig' 1955 which is also in the Tate's collection, Coker used board as his support, modelling his forms in thick paint… (read more)

August 2004

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