10/03/2022 - 28/04/2022

Late C20th - Painting

William Crozier - Seize the Flow'r

"Returning from a visit to New York in 1979, William Crozier had a rush of creative energy. Newly confident in his European identity and inspired by art of the past, he produced a cycle of still life work. This art is by turns mesmeric and effulgent, pulsing with the memory of both Chardin and Picasso. It was a transformative moment for Crozier, marking the transition from the earlier angst-ridden work to his mature style of colourful, tightly woven designs.

Piano Nobile’s exhibition presents a selection of his paintings and watercolours. Many have not been on display in public for forty years. Shortly after they were made, this cycle of work was exhibited in two significant exhibitions – the first at Swiss Cottage Library in 1980 and the second at Galleria del Cavallino in Venice in 1984. Both demonstrated the artist’s renewed fluency, varied pictorial imagination and creative vitality."

Piano Nobile represents the William Crozier Estate.


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