REVIEW by Tracey Warr

NWR Issue 107

William Wilkins

by David Fraser Jenkins (ed)

William Wilkins’ pointillist oil paintings and his intricate cross-hatched drawings attempt to corner the thingness of objects and bodies in light and space. He paints nudes staged in the studio, green scenes in France and Wales, the interior space of churches, and light on water and stone in Venice.

He grew up in Tenby and went to London to study stained glass making at the Royal College of Art in the late 1950s, where he established the Anti-Ugly Action campaign with fellow students, protesting against insensitive architectural schemes...

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