FLORA WOOD 1908-1998

works

flora_wood_bathing_basking
flora_wood_black_stranger
flora_wood_dancing_puppets
‘Bathing and Basking’
Oil on board
1990
60cm x 50cm
24″ x 19½”
Framed
£2200
‘Black Stranger’
Oil on paper
1980
90cm x 40cm
11½” x 15½”
Framed
£1300
‘Dancing Puppets’
Pen, ink and chalk
1971
36cm x 71cm
14″ x 28″
Framed
Signed
£900
flora_wood_mechanical
flora_wood_sisters
flora_wood_untitled_1
‘Mechanical Drawing’
Pen and ink
1984
31cm x 51cm
12″ x 20″
Framed
Signed
£1600
‘Sisters’
Pen and coloured ink collage
1992
36cm x 49cm
14″ x 19″
Framed
Signed
Abstract untitled verso
£1900
‘Untitled 1’
Oil on canvas laid onto board
1980
43cm x 27cm
17″ x 10½”
£1050
Condition: some cracking to paint
flora_wood_bathers
‘Bathers’
Pen and coloured ink
1989
40cm x 28cm
16″ x 11″
Framed
Signed
£1800

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biography

A painter and sculptor, born in Portobello, Edinburgh, into a musical family, Flora Wood lived in Scotland. She studied in Florence followed by a period in Paris in the studio of Andre L’Hote and travelling in Italy. Further study followed at Edinburgh College of Art under Sir William Gillies and John Maxwell. She was awarded the Lily McDougall Award for Sculpture and also won the Lauder Award for painting.

Artist Flora Wood was a strongly three-dimensional, vigorous and exciting artist, and was influenced through a friendship with Picasso. Sculpture absorbed an increasing amount of her creative energy and she was a frequent visitor to Glasgow’s refuse tips, from where she would return with the most unlikely of materials including bicycle wheels, chains, iron bolts and metal fragments. These she would fuse into abstract and animal forms. She said ‘My work tends toward the geometric rather than organic. I am never completely abstract. I have always been inclined to the figurative. I think that only with true knowledge of the human form and drawing can one allow one’s self to exaggerate and distort.’

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