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The Balustrade
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Newlyn Art Gallery

The Balustrade 1949

Albert Reuss (1889–1975)

Newlyn Art Gallery

Painter and sculptor. Born in Vienna, Reuss was self-taught. He first showed in Vienna in 1926 at the Wurthle Gallery and again in 1930. He was included in the Chicago Exhibition in 1933, five years later emigrating to England, later taking British citizenship. Reuss and his wife moved to Mousehole, Cornwall, in 1948 where they had a small studio-gallery showing various artists’ work and local crafts, but Reuss kept apart from the Cornish art world centred on St Ives. Had regular one-man shows at O’Hana Gallery, London, as well as solo exhibitions in municipal galleries in Birmingham, Cheltenham and Penarth. Several such provincial galleries hold his work, as do the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, British Museum and the Albertina Museum, Vienna.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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