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Mellis returned to painting in the 1950s after exploring abstraction in Cornwall during the Second World War. This work is part of an extended series of Anemone still life paintings, which in their concentration on simplicity of form and composition are reminiscent of the work of William Scott and Ben Nicholson.
oil on board
46 x 30.8 cm
gift from Margaret Gardiner, 1979
The Pier Arts Centre
Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney Islands KW16 3AA ScotlandView venue
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