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WOOD, Christopher (1901 - 1930)
Media: oil on board
Size: 63.5 x 81.3 cm
Acquired: 2011; Purchase; Purchased with assistance of the Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation), DWT, the Brecknock Art Trust and a private individual.
Accession Number: NMW A 29686
Wood is best known for the paintings he produced in west Cornwall and Brittany in the years 1928-30. These remote coastal regions gave him a respite from the pressures of life in Paris and provided him with the harbours, cobbled streets and fisherman that would be the subjects for his strongest paintings. His direct, naïve style captured a romantic, spiritual quality in the landscape and people of Cornwall and Brittany and their shared Celtic culture.