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Artist:        Bob Devereux

Date:          2002

Medium:   Watercolour

Size:           40cm x 30cm

Details:      Signed front and verso

Bob Devereux (1940-) St Ives artist

  • A framed abstract, watercolour by important, British Artist; Bob Devereux.


    Bob Devereux (1940-)

    Painter, performance poet, librettist, gallery proprietor and festival organiser, born in Dorking, Surrey, who trained as a graphic artist at Kingston School of Art, 1957–61, moving to Cornwall in 1965, based in St Ives. Founded the Salthouse Gallery in 1979, having previously run Sloop Gallery, to show his own pictures, 1973. Devereux exhibited widely, including Newlyn Orion Gallery in Penzance on various occasions; Manchester City Art Gallery, 1983; Black Horse, Frome, 1991; in 1992 was included in Artists from Cornwall, RWA; and Showcase, Truro Museum, 1994–5. Later solo shows included Salthouse Gallery, 1996. Devereux began work as a performance poet with the group Mask, 1970; among his many other activities in subsequent years were the pamphlet Be Green’s publication in 1973; first performance with Clive Palmer, founder-member of The Incredible String Band, 1974; a first collaboration with the composer Christopher Brown, on Seascapes, 1979; libretto for the children’s opera The Ram King, with Brown, 1982; in 1985–6 librettos for Rudi Van Dijk for the opera Kalma Loka and Jonathan Lloyd for the chamber opera The Uncertainty Factor; in 1988 presentation of a programme about St Ives artists for BBC World Service; publication of six poems in Martin Leman’s Just Bears, 1992; and the cantata Fluid Form, with composer Stephen McNeff, 1994.

    Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman 


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