George Bissill
  • Miners at work -

    Signed (verso): Bissill

    Wash over pen and black ink, 7 by 10 ins (18 by 25.5 cm)


    Based on his own bleak experiences as a miner in Nottingham in the years before the First World War, Bissill?s intense drawings of mining life remain amongst the most powerful committed to paper. During World War One, Bissill found himself employing similar skills as sapper on the Western Front and it was not until he was discovered in the early 1920s that he began to earn more widespread recognition as an artist through regular exhibitions at the Redfern Gallery and eventually further afield at the Royal Academy, the New English Art Club and the London Group.

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