Ceri Richards was born in Dunvant, near Swansea, in 1903. He studied at Swansea School of Art, before winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, London. A contemporary of and frequent co-exhibitor with Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, John Piper and Graham Sutherland, he represented Britain in many international touring exhibitions. In 1962 he was a prize-winner at the Venice Biennale. He is represented in many museums worldwide, and the Tate Gallery has a collection of over 90 works.
of the most important artists of the 20th Century, Ceri Richards was a draughtsman of genius and a painter of rare energy and imagination' Mel Gooding, critic.