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Lot 5 § (Modern & Post-War British Art, 30th July 2020)

DENIS MITCHELL (1912–1993)

DENIS MITCHELL (1912–1993)
signed with initials, titled and dated DAM 1974 (underneath)
honister slate
38 cm (15 in) high, excluding base
This work is unique

London, Marjorie Parr Gallery, Denis Mitchell, 2-24 May, 1975, no.25

The work is recorded in the artist's online archive:

Denis Mitchell was an abstract sculptor and active member of the St Ives community of artists. His works are imbued and informed by the landscape and nature of his surrounding area. Having worked as an assistant at Barbara Hepworth’s studio he was a fine carver. He noted in the 1950s: “I learnt that even on a very large scale carving, less than a hair’s breadth rubbed off with emery paper could alter the whole sculpture”. Raith is a unique work Mitchell completed in 1974. The artist explored the form on various scales, examples of which are also recorded in the Mitchell online archive.

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