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In the Mountains

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: University of Warwick

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South African-born Olga Davenport originally studied acting and dancing, later performing in ballet with Anton Dolin and in productions of Shakespeare at Stratford on Avon. In 1956 she turned to art, attending Chelsea Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art, before going to St Ives to study with Peter Lanyon. 'In the Mountains', which was exhibited at the Piccadilly Gallery in London, reduces a conventional landscape to semi-abstract elements represented in clearly defined bands of colour.

University of Warwick





oil on canvas


H 92.7 x W 122.7 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from the Piccadilly Gallery, 1976

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Inscription description

singed, dated 1975


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University of Warwick

Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry, West Midlands CV4 7AL England

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