Henry Cliffe (1919 - 1983)
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Gazing Woman by Henry Cliffe
Gazing Woman. c. 1950s Sold
 
Red and Black Abstract by Henry Cliffe
Red and Black Abstract. 1958 Sold
 
Torso No.1 by Henry Cliffe
Torso No.1. 1957
 
Two Women Talking by Henry Cliffe
Two Women Talking. c. 1950s Sold
 
Two Young Women by Henry Cliffe
Two Young Women. c. 1950s Reserved
 
Untitled by Henry Cliffe
Untitled. 1958 Sold
 
Untitled by Henry Cliffe
Untitled. 1961
 
Untitled abstract by Henry Cliffe
Untitled abstract. 1965 Sold
 

Biography

Henry Cliffe was one of a remarkable group of artists (including William Scott, Sir Terry Frost, Bryan Wynter, Howard Hodgkin, Peter Lanyon and Tom Phillips) that made up the teaching staff of the Bath Academy of Art at Corsham Court in Wiltshire in the 1950s and 1960s. At that time Corsham was one of the principal centres of artistic tuition in England. Though his reputation has not reached the heights that some of his fellow teachers achieved, in the decades following the war Henry Cliffe was hardly less well known than his Corsham colleagues. He represented Britain with Ben Nicholson, Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud, at the Venice Biennale in 1954, returning in 1960 in the company of Pasmore and Paolozzi. His first one-man exhibition was at the Redfern Gallery in 1956. He continued to exhibit widely in both Britain and abroad throughout the 1950s and 60s, and won a number of international awards.