WILFRED AVERY (1926-2016)

Fountains Abbey 1960

oil on canvas
59 x 49 cm

Avery was born in South Molton, Devon in 1926. He studied painting with James Salmon (later Principal of Croydon College of Art) at St Paul’s College, Cheltenham.  Avery’s interest in Modern painting was affirmed by a meeting with the artist, Paul Nash, who encouraged him to look to Paris rather than London or New York for the influences which would subsequently shape his work.  His ashes were scattered at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire.

Donated to Jerwood Collection by the Executor of the Estate of Wilfred Avery in 2018.

London, Woodlands Art Gallery, 5 May to 7 June 1977, no. 21.




Lara Wardle