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Gouffres amers
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

Gouffres amers 1939

Ithell Colquhoun (1906–1988)

Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow

British painter and writer. Born in Assam, India, the daughter of a civil servant, she moved to England as a child. She studied painting at the *Slade School, London, from 1927 to 1931. While a student she engaged in multi-figure narrative compositions. The Judgement of Paris (1930, Hove Museum and Art Gallery) shows an attempt to reconcile *Art Deco stylization with the solid construction of the human body demanded by the Slade.

Text source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)

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