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Boats at Their Moorings

REF: RWH / LA369436
William Black St Ives Abstract Modernist. Post War, Contemporary Signed & Dated: William Black ‘68 William Black is a little known and much underrated member of the St Ives artist group who, having worked as an architect after the Second World War, went on to work as an artist following an during the early 1950s. Black was a self taught artist, producing numerous deconstructionist sculptures and abstract marine art in the 1960s. He moved to St Ives in Cornwall where he knew artists such as Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo. There is a clear architectural element to his work. This is a striking abstract gouache painting by Black. Signed bottom right, it is entitled ‘Boats at their Moorings’ bottom right. The deep hues of marine green represent the sea perfectly with the contrasting black, cream, orange and reds of bobbing boats tired to their moorings. It is newly framed in a white frame. It is painted on very thick paper. William Black’s artwork is very much rooted in time in St Ives; he was heavily influenced by the Cornish School including artists (many of whom he knew) including Wilhelmina Barns Graham, Ben Nicholson, George Hammond Steel and even Fred Wallis. He was however closest to John Tunnard, whom, like himself, was slightly outside the main group of artists at that time . As a result his work has only recently become better known and acknowledged by the mainstream art world. He is now in demand. His paintings tend to be either gouache or pen and ink with watercolour wash depicting St Ives harbour, boats and the architecture around him. His works are innovative and striking. They are normally titled and signed. They are a fabulous investment in an artist who’s talent is now at last being rightfully recognised. His beautiful artwork suits any type of wall, old or new. It’s timeless art to enhance any home or office. Will be carefully packaged and sent via courier.


375 mm
610 mm


Rockwood Heritage has clarified that the Boats at Their Moorings (LA369436) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1968


In very good condition. Newly framed. Glazed. A couple of splashes on the artwork itself but is part of the painting.

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