Back view of Carel Weight painting, ca. 1980s
Olwyn Bowey RA (b. 1936)
RA Collection: Art
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The drawing depicts a back view of the artist Carel Weight RA who is standing painting the landscape. Weight was working on a painting of cornfields while staying with his friend, Olwyn Bowey RA, at her cottage in the village of Barlavington in West Sussex. Weight would go out to paint three times a day, in the morning, the afternoon and the evening. Bowey remembers that she made a number of drawings of Weight while he was painting (the whereabouts of these other drawings is unknown).
Bowey was taught by Weight when she was a student in the late 1950s at the Royal College of Art, London. She thinks that she probably gave this drawing to Weight, possibly as a Christmas gift. The work was given to the Royal Academy as part of Weight's bequest.
252 mm x 213 mm
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