Will Roberts

One of the greatest Welsh painters of the 20th century, Will Roberts left a remarkable body of work reflecting domestic, pastoral and industrial life in the Principality. He was born in Ruabon, Denbighshire, in 1907, the son of a railwayman. The family moved to Neath in 1918 and Roberts never moved away apart from war service. He went to Swansea School of Art in 1928, on a scholarship as a part-time student. From that time he continued to paint and draw continuously until a few weeks before his death in 2000. He was one of the original members of the 56 Group Wales, which set out to raise the profile of modern Welsh art.


Roses
Pastel
30 x 40 cm
1995

Cefn Saison Fach 1990
Oil on canvas
75 x 60 cms
nfs

Man with spade
Charcoal
20 x 28cm
700


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