Maurice Cockrill RA 1936-2013.
Maurice Cockrill RA was one of the most versatile painters to have emerged in the UK since the Second World War. Restless, lyrical and challenging, his work evolved constantly, defying conventional categorization. Over decades, Cockrill opened his eyes anew to the world again and again, each time shifting the paint in new ways to reflect each new layer of vision. He is renowned for the breadth and variety of his techniques and themes.
He said: "The artists I've admired most, like Picasso, are the protean ones. I'd rather be changing shape than just be doing the same thing time after time."
These selected works, some unseen till now, span three decades and show paintings created in London and in his Conwy Valley Studio.
We were honoured to host Maurice Cockrill's final major exhibition at Ffin y Parc Gallery in May 2013.
Casgliadau preifat a cyhoeddus yn cynnwys/ Private and public collections including:
The British Museum; Welsh Arts Council; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Contemporary Arts Society; Ulster Museum, Belfast; Arts Council Collection, London and the Royal Academy of Arts.
Arddangosfeydd unigol yn cynnwys/ Solo exhibitions including:
The Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy; Adam Gallery, London; Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf; Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia; Bernard Jacobson Galleries, London and New York. DLI Musiem & Durham Art Gallery.