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Lot 25: Bryan Pearce II

Lot 25: Bryan Pearce II Belladonna Lilies 1979
77 x 65 cm, AP Screenprint

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In the early 1970s Pearce began to make small etchings with the assistance of fellow artists Breon O’Casey and Bryan Ingham, and later Roy Walker. Since 1976 a number of his oil paintings have been made into limited edition screenprints in order to bring his distinctive images to a wider public.

He always worked slowly, but consistently, producing perhaps twelve oil paintings a year. Often compared to Alfred Wallis, the late Peter Lanyon has said of him: “Because his sources are not seen with a passive eye, but are truly happenings, his painting is original.”

Public Collections include: the Tate Gallery, the Arts Council, the Contemporary Arts Society and Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge.

Bryan Pearce died in 2007, aged 77.

Provenance Sir Alan and Lady Bowness - gift from the artist.