Peter Collins, Wooded landscape I

Wooded Landscape I. Signed and dated 1981. 60x70cm

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Wooded Landscape II. Signed and dated 1981

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Dancers, 1975, 38x44cm

Peter Collins, Dancers dated 1975

Dancers, 1975, 41x36cm

Peter Collins, Lying Woman

Lying Woman, 1970s, 49x68cm

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Nudes i, 1970, pencil, 50x35cm

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Nudes iii, 1972, pencil and wash, 50x35cm

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Nudes vi, 1972, pencil and wash, 50x35cm

Peter Collins 1923-2001

Peter’s painting career started soon after the war when he became a part-time tutor at St Martin’s School of Art before winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Art where he studied from 1947-50.  In 1961 he opened Balcome Studios in Sussex, where, apart from his own paintings, he showed work by Freud, Sickert and Matthew Smith amongst others.  In the mid-seventies he bought Stanley Studios in Chelsea becoming a key part of the Bohemian Art Scene of the period.  Peter himself was a magnificent draughtsman, a skill clearly shown in a long series of exceptional life drawings.  His paintings are confidently and strongly coloured, full of energy and cover a wide range of styles and subjects.

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Standing Woman,  Ink on paper, 1950-1960, 69x47cm

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Portrait of Greta Scacchi,  pencil on paper, 1975, 42x41cm

 

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Nudes ii, 1972, pencil and wash, 50x35cm

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Nudes iv, 1972, pencil and wash, 50x35cm

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Nudes v, 1972, pencil and wash, 50x35cm