2nd Mar, 2024 9:30 GMT/BST

Modern & Contemporary Art

  Lot 524


David Wilders (Contemporary)
"Headgear III"
Signed and dated 2023, numbered 11/100, linocut and watercolour, 33cm by 23.5cm

Castleford born David Wilders began work at Fryston Colliery, West Yorkshire in 1976. He trained as a mining craft apprentice, coal face worker and became a colliery Deputy in 1983.

Along with painting, he enjoys experimenting with different methods of print making.

His work is greatly influenced from his underground memories and experiences in the coalmines. He has a strong theme of industrial landscape, mixing the northern landscapes of mines, factories, terrace housing, mills, and finding inspiration from his home town.

David’s work can be regularly seen at the National Mining Museum, Wakefield, and the Mining Art Gallery, Bishop Auckland.

Sold for £220
Estimated at £100 - £150


Auction: Modern & Contemporary Art, 2nd Mar, 2024

Amongst a strong section of Northern art in the sale is a small family collection of drawings by the great L.S. Lowry (1887-1976); the three works were given by Lowry to Ruth and Neville Blakey of Pendle, Lancashire, longstanding friends of the artist, and will be sold with correspondance with the Lowry. Further Northern artists represented in the sale include Harold Riley, Peter Brook, Brian 'Braaq' Shields, Norman Cornish, and Len Tabner. 

Further highlights include a vivid seascape by Scottish artist Sir William MacTaggart, a harbour scene by Chinese-born Singaporean artist Cheong Soo Pieng who founded the Nanyang style of art, and a striking industrial landscape by Staffordshire artist Maurice Wade. 

An interesting selection of works on paper include greats such as Frank Dobson, Dame Laura Knight, David Bomberg, Sir Matthew Smith, and a good range of prints include those by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Elizabeth Blackadder, Bob Dylan and Victor Pasmore. 


Thursday 29th February - Friday 1st March 10am-4pm, and the morning of the sale from 8am

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