Paule Vézelay

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Forms on Grey

1935
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In 1934 Vézelay joined and exhibited with Abstraction Création, a collective of artists united in their defence of non-figurative art. At around this time she began to work using more geometric imagery, focusing on balance and clearly contrasting colours, such as the black, white and grey used here. Although the forms in the painting resemble still-life objects such as vases or bowls, Vézelay stated that her forms were not abstracted from life, but wholly invented.
  • Artist Paule Vézelay
  • Artwork Forms on Grey
  • Material FSC Certified paper and wood
  • Date of work 1935
  • Credit Original: Oil paint on canvas 129.9 × 97.1 cm Tate. Bequeathed by the artist 1985 © The estate of Paule Vézelay
Paule Vézelay (1892–1984) was a British painter, recognised by some as Britain’s first abstract artist. Born Marjorie Watson-Williams, she grew up in Bristol and trained at the Slade and London School of Art. From 1920 she spent much time in Paris, and settled there in 1926. Her studio was a street away from Picasso’s, and she became part of the group of artists who contributed to the revolution in modern art of the 1920s. During this time, she adopted the name ‘Paule Vézelay’ to obscure both her nationality and gender. Vézelay’s only major retrospective was at The Tate Gallery (now Tate Britain) in 1983, just a year before her death. Her work is represented in museums and public collections in Britain and abroad, including Tate, the British Museum, the Imperial War Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the V&A, the Ashmolean Museum, Kunstmuseum Basel, and the Austrian National Gallery.
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We aim to deliver custom prints within 1-2 weeks. For international orders, delivery may take 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.

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