Rediscovering Art by Women

Rediscovering Art by Women


1892 – 1984


Lines in Space, No. 42


Signed and dated on a label on the reverse, Copper wire and relief in wood.
w 41.5
h 34

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Paule Vezelay - Lines in Space No 42
Paule Vézelay in her studio

Vézelay, Paule

Paule Vézelay (née Marjorie Watson-Williams) studied at Bristol School of Art, London School of Art and Chelsea Polytechnic. She first exhibited in London in 1921 and joined the London Group the next year. In 1926, she moved to Paris and adopted the name Paule Vezelay, which – despite the moniker’s distinctly French nature – she claimed was “for purely aesthetic reasons”. Closely associated with André Masson (1896–1987) (with whom she lived in Paris for four years), Jean Arp (1886–1966), Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889–1943) and Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1996) during this period, by the early 1930s Vézelay’s work had become increasingly abstract, and she joined Abstraction-Création in 1934. One of only a few British members, she was committed to international, non- representational art. She returned to London at the outbreak of WWII and experimented with new artistic forms, including reliefs, painting and textiles, some of which were shown at the Grosvenor Gallery in 1968. A retrospective exhibition of her work was held at the Tate Gallery in 1983.

Artworks by the same Artist

Paule Vezelay - Lines in Space No 11
Lines in Space, No. 11
Paule Vezelay - lines in space 24
Lines in Space No 24
Paule Vezelay - Paysage Three Horses
Paysage, Three Horses
Paule Vezelay - L'Animal