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“Reclusive, eccentric, largely neglected and a commercial failure during his lifetime, Samuel Palmer nevertheless left a rich artistic legacy that has endured long after his death in 1881. His intensely spiritual, visionary depictions of the English countryside exerted a telling influence well into the 20th century with artists such as Paul Nash, Stanley Spencer, Graham Sutherland and John Piper responding to a pastoral tradition of landscape art that he had helped to establish and codify. This lasting appeal was confirmed as recently as 2005 when The British Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York staged a joint exhibition to celebrate Palmer’s bicentenary. 51,000 people attended the London show alone, more than twice the number predicted. Clear evidence then of the enduring appetite for the work of this son of Bermondsey, (Palmer was born and brought up in Surrey Square, just off the Old Kent Road and a short walk from Eames Fine Art Gallery).” Rebecca & Vincent Eames, January 2017.

Eames Fine Art, 2017
Soft cover exhibition catalogue
Publisher: Eames Fine Art
Dimensions: 210 x 210 mm
Pages: 32

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