Three Decades of Art

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July 9th – September 3rd 2016



The marvellous Walton & Bovill Fine Art Gallery hosted a summer exhibition of Lillian's work.

This is how they described it:


The exhibition covers three decades of the work of octogenarian painter Lillian Delevoryas: the '80's, the '90's and the early 2000's

It is loosely divided into three sections:

1. Homage to Matisse. These works in oil were done in the early 2000's, when Lillian was recovering from major surgery. After a long hiatus when she stopped painting altogether, she used Matisse as inspiration to start working again. In these works she superimposes flower on his images, including his paintings and his cut outs.

2. Interiors and figures from the '80's and '90's – large watercolours which revisit early oils painted in the '60's in New York. Included in this group are two large screenprints, as well as smaller oil studies from the nude painted in the'90's and 2000's

3. Miscellaneous flowers, landscapes and still lifes.These are works spanning all three decades, and include some oils done in collaboration with Lydia Corbett (Picasso's muse for his 'Girl with the Ponytail' – Sylvette David), whose pots inspired the paintings.


see the exhibition website here

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Suffolk CO10 9JR

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