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Dierdre Henty-Creer [1918/1919-2012]

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[From the catalogue-in-progress for “Landscapes & Livestock”, a loan exhibition for Agincourt Homecoming in the Spring of 2015]

HENTY-CREER, Dierdre [1918/1919–2012]

“Coastal View”

c1950

watercolor on paper / 9 1/2 inches x 12 3/4 inches

Henty-Creer’s small watercolor has often been paired with Beryl Glynn’s “Glimpse of Cornish Coast”, but the twenty-five years and two continents that separate them offer more contrast than similarity. Dierdre Henty-Creer was an Australian, rather than British, and her mid-century Modern rendition of the Australian coastline reduces her landscape to large areas of simple color wash. Comparisons with American artist Milton Avery reinforce its abstraction.


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