The Art of Peter Prendergast
Peter Prendergast (1946-2007), painter of bold, expressionist landscapes, seascapes and self-portraits, was an outstanding artist – as celebrated in this important new publication. Much like his compatriot Kyffin Williams, Prendergast was fiercely proud of his Welsh heritage. Yet while his commitment to Wales and its spectacular scenery is clear, Prendergast's work, and its appeal, stretches beyond the Principality – his popularity reaching America and Australia as well as other parts of the British Isles. Written by award-winning author Richard Cork, The Art of Peter Prendergast is fully supported by the artist's estate and features quotations from family members, friends and Prendergast himself. It also includes a quartet of poems dedicated to Prendergast by the acclaimed poet Tony Curtis. Complementing The Painter's Quarry (2006), this beautifully illustrated book will enhance our understanding of a significant painter and as such is an essential purchase for all those interested in Modern British art.