Vincent HADDELSEY |
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United Kingdom 1934 - 2010
Vincent Haddelsey (born 1934 in Grimsby, England; according to other sources, in 1929 in Lincolnshire, England and dide 29 August 2010), is an English painter. Known as: Folk and naïve (primitive) artist.
Vincent Haddelsey's work has been described as being 'typically English'. By this is meant that his work has the English reserve, and his landscapes are invariably done with muted tones of grey, green and rust-red.
What most would associate with his work is his horses. They have played a big part in his life and he has been known to participate in horseracing and foxhunting.
Haddelsey comes from a family of lawyers: his father, grandfather and great-grandfather all worked in the legal profession. His two grandmothers however were gifted painters.
Haddelsey went to school in Ampleforth in Yorkshire, England. As far as painting is concerned, he is however an autodidact: he taught himself most of his art.
In his work, he focuses in particular on landscapes and horses.
Vincent Haddelsey's first exhibition was in 1964. His work is represented in the collection of Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales, the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
In 1965, Haddelsey travelled to Mexico where he intended to paint members of the Charros tribe. He took part in a rodeo and was as a result invited to become the member of a Mexican association of elite horsemen
In 1969, he won the Great Prize of Lugano for his naive art.
In 1980, Vincent Haddelsey went on a journey to Inner Mongolia, where he studied and painted the Mongolian Pony. Various paintings resulted from this trip.
Vincent Haddelsey (with Caroline Silver), Haddelsey's Horses: The Paintings of Vincent Haddelsey, Jonathon Cape, London 1978 ...
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