Curator's Choice: Family on Barmouth Island
Williams, Christopher, 1873–1934
Alongside his epic biblical and mythological compositions and noble portraiture, painter Christopher Williams also worked plein air, capturing the atmosphere and light of the Welsh coast. In the latter style, Williams painted Barmouth, northwestern Wales often. Family on Barmouth Island likely depicts the artist's own wife and child, taking in the scenery of the seaside town in vibrant and evocative colour.