James Dickson Innes (1887-1914) was a Welsh painter best known for his post-impressionist landscape paintings of Wales. His burgeoning artistic career was cut short by his death aged 27 from TB, but his output of paintings was nevertheless prolific. This is the first book to provide an overview of his art and life and was published to coincide with an exhibition at the National Museum Wales marking the centenary of his death.
Innes was born in South Wales and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, from 1905 to 1908, where he met fellow artist Derwent Lees. In 1907 he began a friendship with Augustus John, and with John and Lees Innes wandered over a remote and unfashionable part of North Wales in pursuit of a romantic freedom. He also made several trips abroad in order to paint, most importantly to Collioure, France, in 1908 and 1911.
This book, which incorporates a catalogue of all his known works, provides Innes' growing following of collectors with a definitive source of reference on his work.
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