Artist:         Pamela Chard. (1926-2003)

Date:          1950's

Medium:    Oil on canvas.

Size:           41cm x 51cm

Details:      Signed to verso

Pamela Chard (1926-2003) British modernist painting.

  • A powerful oil painting onto canvas depicting two wrestlers.

    This is one of a few we hold by the Artist Pamela Chard and her husband, William Chard. The pieces date from the late 1950’s early 60’s.

    Pencil signed to the back of the stretcher. Still life to verso. Housed in an early 20th century, wooden frame (distressed/aged condition) Frame measures: 57cm x 67cm




    Pamela Chard (1926-2003) British painter and teacher. Pamela Chard studied at Chelsea in the 1940’s under Henry Moore and Ceri Richards.  It was whilst at Chelsea that Pamela met her future husband, fellow artist William Chard (1923-) They first met at The Redfern Gallery in Cork Street and the couple went on to have successful careers as both Artists and teachers.


    Of the artists who taught Pamela and William, Henry Moore (1898-1986), Ceri Richards (1903-1971) and the painter Vivian Pitchforth (1895-1982) helped the couple define their early work and career. Other friends around this time were Prunella Clough (1919-99), the sculptor Shelley Fausset (1920-94) who worked as Henry Moore’s assistant from 1946-48, and the painter and sculptor John Lavrin, who married Suncana, the daughter of the well-known Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic, and worked as an assistant for him.


    Active members of ‘The Arts Council of Great Britain. Exhibited with the London Group and Drian Gallery.