6th January - 29th January
Messum’s are delighted to present the works from the Estate of Peter Prendergast, one of Wales’s foremost landscape painters of the twentieth century. Peter Prendergast’s bold expressionist paintings of his Welsh homeland reflect the vigorous style of his tutor, Frank Auerbach. Inspired by the surroundings of his Snowdonia home, he painted the steep valleys and tightly packed housing as it was slowly transformed by slate quarrying during his lifetime. Prendergast leaves behind a Studio Estate of works rich in diversity, articulating a superb colourist and a master of form. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with text from author and curator David Boyd-Haycock and from the artist's wife and son.