Landscape, Wivenhoe

Crozier, William
William Crozier was born in 1930 at Yorker, Glasgow, of Irish descent, his family having originated in County Armagh. From 1949 to 1953 he studied painting and drawing at Glasgow School of Art under Donald Donaldson and Mary and William Armour. Upon graduation, Crozier moved to London and quickly became part of a network of writers and artists which included Patrick Kavanagh and John Minton. Between 1955 and 1965 Crozier spent periods of time living in Europe, principally Dublin, Paris and Malaga. The work 'Landscape, Wivenhoe', painted in 1960, refers to the British landscape of Wivenhoe, an Essex town situated south east of Colchester, upon the banks on the River Colne. His work is described as an expressive form of figurative landscape and in 1964 Crozier himself stated: 'for convenience I describe myself as a painter of landscapes… I found that the landscape offered me a basis on which I could develop technically and emotionally, and I have used it to this end.' Felice McDowell
  • Artwork Details: 121.9 x 121.9cm
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  • Material description: oil on board
  • Credit line: ¬© the artist
  • Theme: Landscape
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: AC 531



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