Paul Feiler

Morvah

1958

Artist
Paul Feiler 1918–2013
Medium
Oil on board
Dimensions
Support: 912 x 1223 mm
frame: 958 x 1262 x 72 mm
Collection
Bequeathed by Anne Christopherson in memory of her husband John Christopherson 2013, accessioned 2017
On long term loan
Reference
L02676

Not on display

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In the 1950s St Ives, a tourist and fishing town, was a centre for abstract painting. Like many St Ives artists, Feiler developed a form of painting which struck a balance between abstract form, the material of the paint itself and suggestions of landscape or nature. Close to Morvah, a village west of St Ives, are dramatic sea-cliffs and the movement of vertical elements in his paintings may refer to them. Feiler said he sought to express in paint ‘what I felt the world around me looked like’ and referred to ‘the sea and the rocks seen from a great height’.

Gallery label, February 2010

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