Souter was awarded an Italian Government Scholarship in 1958 and painted Chioggia that year. Already her work is characterized by a strong sense of individuality. Not liking the texture of canvas, she worked in a variety of media on paper laid on board. This work shows a transition that perhaps gestures towards certain innovations of Fontana in his Gessi or chalk works where he sought to develop new forms in art appropriate to the contemporary age.
|Medium||Oil and aluminium on paper laid on board|
|Dimensions||40 x 60 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Heritage Gift by the Bank of Ireland from the Bank of Ireland collection, 2008|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
Camille Souter was raised in Ireland and originally trained as a nurse at Guy’s Hospital London, before taking up painting in the mid 1950s. Though her usually small scale paintings appear abstract they were firmly based within reality and the everyday. Souter exhibited extensively since the 1960s. Major retrospectives of her work were held at The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, in 1980 and at the Ulster Museum, Belfast, in 2000. In 2000 Souter received the IMMA Glen Dimplex award for contribution to visual arts in Ireland. She was an honorary member of the RHA and elected Saoi of Aosdána in 2009.View Artist
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