Aubrey Williams

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El Dorado

1960
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El Dorado is a legendary ‘city of gold’ which inspired several colonial expeditions, two of which were led by Sir Walter Raleigh, who explored what is now Guyana and eastern Venezuela, and wrote The Discovery of Guiana , 1596, an exaggerated account of his voyage. This piece, in rich reds, oranges, and punctuated with black and gold, evokes the exploitation of land. The search for gold and resources means much damage has been done through the centuries to the Amazon region – as an artist deeply concerned with environmental threats, this was a subject explored in several of Williams’ works.
  • Artist Aubrey Williams
  • Artwork El Dorado
  • Material FSC Certified paper and wood
  • Date of work 1960
  • Credit Original: El Dorado 1960 Oil paint on canvas 995 × 1300 mm © Estate of Aubrey Williams. All rights reserved, DACS 2021
Aubrey Williams (1926 – 1990) was an artist born in Georgetown, Guyana. He began painting at an early age, and moved to London in 1952, and studied at Saint Martin’s School of Art. He is best known for his large scale oil paintings, which blend abstract expressionism with forms, images and symbols inspired by the pre-Columbian art of indigenous peoples of the Americas. He co-founded the Caribbean Artists Movement together with a group of London-based Caribbean artists and intellectuals. Four of his works form part of the Tate collection.
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Delivery & returns

DELIVERY TIMES

We aim to deliver custom prints within 2-4 weeks.

As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

UNFRAMED PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £3.60 per order

Europe — £15.00 per order

Rest of world — £28.00 per order

FRAMED & CANVAS PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £7.50 per print

Europe — £20.00 per print

Rest of world — £50.00 per print

We currently offer free standard delivery on all UK orders over £60. Here’s more information on delivery.

REFUNDS & RETURNS

As custom prints are made to order, unfortunately we cannot accept returns if you have changed your mind or made a mistake.

If we have made a mistake, or there is a problem with your order, then please contact our customer service team at at shop@tate.org.uk.

Here’s more information on refunds & returns.