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Aubrey Williams | Grabowski Gallery

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1963
Published by: Graboswki
Year published: 1963

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Modest but hugely important catalogue for Aubrey Williams’ first solo exhibition in London since 1959, which took place at Grabowski Gallery. It featured some 17 paintings  and a further 12 gouaches. By now Williams had established a formidable career, having, since the early 1950s, exhibited in many different galleries across the UK and internationally.

Contents as follows:

Photograph of the artist, working in his studio

Artist’s CV

Testimonials from a range of international magazines and critics, culled from publications issued between 1959 and 1961

Catalogue of work

Uncredited Williams’ painting


The quotes included the following, by Marco Valsecchi, of Il Giorno, Milan, 1961:

“From London but born in British Guiana - there is a young painter showing at Galleria Pater.

   He strongly represents his culture in expressive bright colours and aspects of barbaric violence in nature - Magma of Volcaones (sic), the surfaces of rocks, and the original primal formation of terrestrial creation. He also expresses the beauty and fascination of the traditional primeval legends of his country. He seems to have profound patience in the modern methods of using painting materials, without losing the qualities of a primitive world.”

Related people

»  Aubrey Williams

Born, 1926 in Georgetown, Guyana. Died, 1990

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  Grabowski Gallery

London, United Kingdom