The New Art Centre announced the opening of an exhibition of late paintings by Ceri Richards (1903-71). This is one of a number of shows we organise in the gallery which reexamine the work of major British artists of an earlier generation, whose careers have coincided with the long and rich history of the gallery and which we now feel warrant wider attention. As an important painter and draughtsman of great energy and imagination, Ceri Richards combined subject and mood in works which were much admired at the time and which look fresh and relevant to us today. Ceri Richards was born in Dunvant, near Swansea and his Welsh heritage was influential throughout his career. As an apprentice electrician he studied technical drawing, before enrolling full time at Swansea College of Art and subsequently winning a scholarship to study at the Royal College

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