Edge of a Wood, Early Summer

1978

Henri, Adrian
Probably best known as a Liverpool poet and performer, Adrian Henri always thought of himself as a painter. He studied painting with Lawrence Gowing and Richard Hamilton in Newcastle, and his work from the 1960s shows the influence of pop art and abstract expressionism, combined with an affection for his urban environment. From the 1970s Henri began to focus on the hedgerows, riverbanks and beaches of a more rural landscape. Painted in the studio, they are generally based on places he had visited and knew well. Ann Jones
  • Artwork Details: 2 parts, total, 182.2 x 243.8cm
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  • Material description: acrylic on canvas
  • Credit line: © Catherine Marcangeli
  • Theme: Landscape
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: AC 1949

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