Ceri Richards

Biography

Ceri Richards (b.1903-d.1971) was a Welsh artist whose style changed throughout his career as he was inspired by different artists and movements. He studied at the Swansea School of Art from 1921-1924 before winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, London, from 1924-1927. His early work in the ‘30s was inspired by Surrealism, while his later work was influenced more by Picasso and Matisse. Richards worked in various media including wooden reliefs, painting, book illustration and theater design. He was also a classical pianist, and many of his themes relate to music and composers.

His work can be found in several permanent collections including the Tate Britain and the National Museum Cardiff.