Pat Douthwaite: An Uncompromising Vision

Prints and drawings from the maverick Outsider artist.

Pat Douthwaite, Gwen John in Paris, 1983 The Hepworth, Wakefield © The Estate of Pat Douthwaite

Pat Douthwaite, Gwen John in Paris, 1983

This show focuses on the prints and drawings of the self-taught artist. A troubled personality, her early training in mime and modern dance may have informed her uninhibited, energetic style.

Douglas Hall, former curator of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, framed her best, as 'a modern representative of the peintres maudits, unfortunate creative people like Modigliani, who were overwhelmed by the difficulties of life'. He also wrote the following: 'Like Baudelaire she is an artist able to create very directly and very beautifully out of the experience of evil whether it is felt as pain, alienation, or psychic distress.'


Venue details

Pallant House Gallery 9 North Pallant, Chichester West Sussex PO19 1TJ 01243 774557 www.pallant.org.uk

Entry details

£5.50 with National Art Pass (standard entry £9)

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Thu, 10am – 8pm
Sun and Bank Holidays, 11am – 5pm
Closed Mon except Bank Holidays

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