eri Richards is acknowledged as one of Wales' most important artists of the twentieth century. A contemporary of, and frequent co-exhibitor with Henry Moore, John Piper and Graham Sutherland, Ceri Richards' work represented Britain in many international touring shows. In 1962 he was awarded the prestigious Einaudi Prize at the Venice Biennale and his work is represented in major museums around the world. The Tate Gallery alone has over 90 of his works in their collection.
An accomplished pianist, his work often took a musical theme, notably his series based on Debussy's music, as well as his Beethoven Suite. In Wales, he is, perhaps, best known for his paintings, drawings and prints based on Dylan Thomas's poetry.
The show consists of a large collection of Richards' lithographs and screenprints, including some of the rarest editions. The revival of his reputation as an important Modern British artist, with recent record prices at auction, has been reflected in the concomitant upsurge of interest in his prints. Richards was a master printmaker and, indeed, was the first artist to produce work at the Curwen Studio, where, in the late 1950's, he and Stanley Jones worked on the Hammerklavier Suite. Ceri Richards' lithographs and screenprints are amongst the most impressive post-war prints produced in Britain, and this important exhibition represents an unique opportunity for both collectors and admirers of this most renowned of Welsh artists to acquire work at very affordable prices.