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Ceri Richards
© National Portrait Gallery, London. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

Ceri Richards 1934

Ceri Giraldus Richards (1903–1971)

National Portrait Gallery, London

(b Dunvant, nr. Swansea, 6 June 1903; d London, 9 Nov. 1971). British painter, printmaker, designer, and maker of reliefs, born into a Welsh-speaking family. From 1924 he spent most of his life in London, but he remained close to his Welsh roots. His output was many-sided, and Sir John Rothenstein writes that ‘Richards's work is widely admired but there is little consensus of opinion about its essential character.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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