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The Ashington Group began in the early 1930s as an evening class of Northumbrian pitmen keen to learn about art. Within weeks they were producing their own work and within a few years their paintings amounted to a complete record of life in a mining community: clocking in, work at the coal face, the pithead baths, Saturday night at the club, the corner shop, dog track, pigeon crees, kitchen, ally and allotment - their paintings ring true, transcending the usual limitations of amateur art. William Feaver establishes this "unprofessional" painting in the context of Ashington and of art history, illustrating his book with dozens of paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by the Group as well as with archive photographs.
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William Feaver, former art critic of the Observer, and panter has written a number of books, and organised many exhibitions, among them, 'Thirties' in 1979, ofr the Arts Council and the V&A Museum. He is a trustee for the Ashington Group's work.
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Book Description Carcanet Press Ltd, 2001. Condition: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,650grams, ISBN:9781857540369. Seller Inventory # 7330754
Book Description Carcanet Press Ltd, 2001. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. VG+ condition, valuable source of information on the Pitmen Painters. Seller Inventory # 420315
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR003858116
Book Description Carcanet Press, Manchester, 1993. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Very slight corner scuffs to covers, VG+, no creasing or inscriptions. Seller Inventory # 005190