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by Meredith Frampton,Alan Bowness,Richard Morphet

eBook Meredith Frampton [exhibition: 17 Feb. 28 Mar., 1982] epub
  • ISBN: 0905005333
  • Author: Meredith Frampton,Alan Bowness,Richard Morphet
  • Genre: No category
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tate Gallery; 1st edition (1982)
  • Pages: 79 pages
  • ePUB size: 1177 kb
  • FB2 size 1533 kb
  • Formats mbr lit docx rtf


His artistic career was short and his output limited because his eyesight began to fail in the 1950s, but his work is on display at the National Portrait Gallery, Tate Gallery and Imperial War Museum.

With loose A4, two sided, B&H handout from exhibition.

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His artistic career was short and his output limited because his eyesight began to fail in the 1950s, but his work is on display at the National Portrait Gallery, Tate Gallery and Imperial War Museum. Frampton was born in the St John's Wood area of London and was the only child of the sculptor Sir George Frampton and his wife, the painter Christabel Cockerell.

Keep in mind there is not really much in this book about Mr. Frampton's art techniques or his day to day life, upbringing, earlier works, sketches, opinions from other of his peers, and statements from his friends and family. What there is in this book is a glimpse of a true master painter.

The fact that Frampton has not been the subject of an exhibition since the Tate retrospective of 1982 is, to my mind, a heinous oversight.

Today, thanks in large part to Morphet’s efforts, Frampton’s icily sublime and eerily intense neo-classical portraits of the 1920s and 30s enjoy a degree of prominence. It wasn’t until a new director of the Tate, the art historian Alan Bowness, took over in 1980 that Morphet’s idea for a Frampton retrospective was taken seriously and the curator undertook his journey to Monkton Deverill. The fact that Frampton has not been the subject of an exhibition since the Tate retrospective of 1982 is, to my mind, a heinous oversight.

One of the photographs was published twice (see reference above). Miss Kelsey had married and lived for many years in New Zealand, from where she returned to England not long before the Frampton exhibition opened.

The show includes a staggering number of masterpieces from the era, interspersed with fascinating works by much less-well-known artists. For example, room one contains the Rock Drill by Jacob Epstein, possibly my favourite work of art anywhere, by anyone. For me this hard brooding metallic figure contains the secret of the 20th century, and of our technological age. Torso in Metal from The Rock Drill (1913-14) by Jacob Epstein.

Shipped from UK, please allow 10 to 21 business days for arrival. 79pp. Review copy. As new but for reviewer's neat stamp opposite title page. With loose A4, two sided, B&H handout from exhibition.
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