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William Crozier early works

goldmark july 2012


Early in his career he developed a highly personalized vision of nature which, in the 1960s and 1970s, incorporated skeletal figures, making 'art that is a razor slash' which ran counter to the prevailing tastes in abstraction and Pop-art imagery of the time.


William Crozier Crozier was born in Glasgow to Irish parents and educated at the Glasgow School of Art between 1949 and 1953. On graduating he spent time in Paris and Dublin before settling in London, where he quickly gained a reputation as the 1950s equivalent of a Young British Artist through the early success and notoriety of his exhibitions of assemblages and paintings. Crozier spent 1963 in southern Spain with the Irish poet Anthony Cronin – a year which proved pivotal to his development as an artist and one of the most prolific periods of his working life. These paintings show Crozier’s creative response to his new surroundings; his luminous colour spectrum matching the heat and light of the Mediterranean, while the sinewy black lines are abstractions of the Andalusian vines. The Surrealist Conroy Maddox praised Crozier for achieving the tension between the image as it relates to nature and the formal construction that holds it in solution. The result is a sense of emotional intensity in the landscape – a characteristic which runs through Crozier’s work. His paintings can be seen in many major public and private collections in the British Isles and around the world. This is a rare opportunity to buy these significant works at such good value.

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Red and Green oil on paper, 1963, signed, 76.5 x 49 cm

To order phone 01572 821424 all prices include framing, vat and uk delivery

£7500 recentacquisitions.com


William Crozier

2.

Blue and Purple oil on board, 1963, signed, 65 x 45 cm

ÂŁ7000


William Crozier

3.

Blue, Green and Purple oil on paper, 1963, signed, 88.5 x 63.5 cm

ÂŁ7500


William Crozier

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Mountain Orchard III oil on paper, 1963, signed, 64 x 49 cm

ÂŁ7000


William Crozier

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Untitled (Ayrshire) oil on paper, 1961, signed, 49 x 40 cm

To order phone 01572 821424 all prices include framing, vat and uk delivery

ÂŁ5000 recentacquisitions.com


William Crozier early works

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William Crozier - Early Work  

Catalogue of early work by William Crozier available from Goldmark gallery.

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