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Sallah Horsemen

Sallah Horsemen

Artist: George Devlin

Catalogue: 99

Material: Oil on Board

Dimensions: 101.5x 127.2cm

Date: Acquired 1963, Gulbenkian Trust Grant

About the artwork

Abstracted image of riders on horseback. The painting is dominated by the horsemen; they are vigorously painted, which gives the artwork a great sense of movement.

About the artist

George Devlin RSW RGI RBA ROI ARWS FRSA (born Glasgow, 1937- 2014) studied and taught at Glasgow School of Art. He studied in Europe and travelled extensively, and lived and worked in West Africa, where he painted this work. He created all but his largest works en plein air, which give his works an immediacy which evoke the atmosphere of his subjects.