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Paule Vézelay

Paule Vézelay was born in England in 1892, but by the 1930s she had become an active member of the Parisian avant-garde after moving to France and adopting the name Paule Vézelay. Her long career and wide-ranging practice encompassed early figurative works, Surrealism and the mature abstract works for which she is best known.

England & Co have represented the Estate of Paule Vézelay since 1988, and these pages show selected works by Vézelay from various periods of her career: these include sold works from past exhibitions at the gallery as archive, and a selection of works currently available.

In 2010, the exhibition Lines in Space: Paule Vézelay & Linda Karshan featured  Linda Karshan's recent minimalist drawings as a complement to the purity of Paule Vézelay's constructions (the 'Lines in Space' series) and her related drawings spanning the 1930s to 1970. Drawings by Vézelay were also featured in the exhibitions Wandering Lines i and Wandering Lines ii at England & Co in 2011 and 2012. Paule Vézelay: Abstraction-Creation to Le Groupe Espace was held in 2012. Vézelay's sculpture - Five Forms (1935-36) - acquired from England & Co by Tate in 2000 - was displayed in Modern British Sculpture at the Royal Academy, London.

Tate holds an extensive collection of the work of Paule Vézelay and her work is held in other national and international museum collections. Vézelay was included in the collection displays Poetry and Dream at Tate Modern. She is currently the subject of a Spotlight room display at Tate Britain.



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Paintings



Composition - Details


Composition 1933

Pastel on canvas
28.75 x 36 inches.

 

Acquired from England & Co by the Scottish Museum of Modern Art



Ref: PV230
Drapeaux d'Hiver - Details


Drapeaux d'Hiver 1930

Oil on canvas
38 x 57.5 inches

Composition with Blue Vase and Table - Details


Composition with Blue Vase and Table 1928

Oil on canvas
29 x 36.75 inches

Ref: PV229 Private collection
Composition (with Blue Form) - Details


Composition (with Blue Form) c 1932

Oil on canvas
46 x 29 inches

Ref: PV31
Flags - Details


Flags 1929

Oil on canvas
57.5 X 45 inches

Ref: PV25 Private collection
Worlds in Space - Details


Worlds in Space 1935/1974

Oil on canvas
32 x 39.5 inches

Ref: PV59a Private collection
Little Black and White Picture - Details


Little Black and White Picture 1935

Oil on canvas
10.75 x 8.75 inches

Ref: PV43
Two Blue Forms on Grey - Details


Two Blue Forms on Grey 1937-38

Oil on canvas
28.75 x 36.5 inches

Ref: PV145
Grey Picture - Details


Grey Picture 1935

Oil on canvas
36.25 x 23.5 inches

Ref: Private collection
Black, Grey and White Composition - Details


Black, Grey and White Composition 1937-38

Oil on canvas
32 x 39 inches

Ref: Private collection
Personnage Tenant une Fleur - Details


Personnage Tenant une Fleur 1933

Oil on canvas
16.25 x 13.25 inches

Ref: PV225 Private collection
Composition in Black, Green and Brown - Details


Composition in Black, Green and Brown 1947

Oil on canvas
46 x 28.75 inches

Ref: Private collection
Grey and Yellow - Details


Grey and Yellow 1953

Oil on canvas
21.25 x 25.5 inches

Ref: PV349 Private collection
Space - Details


Space 1979

Oil on canvas
31.5 x 39.5 inches

Ref: PV100a Private collection
Seven Forms and Three Circles - Details


Seven Forms and Three Circles 1957

Oil on canvas
20 x 29 inches

Ref: PV83 Private collection
Growing Forms - Details


Growing Forms 1946

Oil on canvas
28.75 x 23.75 inches

Ref: PV 147 Private collection
Contact - Four Grey Forms - Details


Contact - Four Grey Forms 1973

Oil on canvas
29 x 36.25 inches

Ref: PV161 Private collection
Triangles and Tubes - Details


Triangles and Tubes 1932

Oil on Canvas
36.25 X 28.75 inches

Ref: Private collection
Femmes - Details


Femmes 1927

Oil on canvas
21.5 x 18 inches

Ref: PV18 Private collection
Five Nudes - Details


Five Nudes 1931

Oil on canvas
28.75 x 23.5 inches

Ref: PV327 Private collection
Youth Leaving Old Age - Details


Youth Leaving Old Age 1934

Oil on canvas
32 x 39 inches

Ref: PV140 Private collection
Les Danseuses du Corde - Details


Les Danseuses du Corde 1929

Oil on canvas
21.25 x 25.5 inches

Ref: Private collection
L'Arbre - Details


L'Arbre c 1932

Pastel on canvas
10.5 x 8.75 inches

Ref: PV33
Two Forms Pierced by Two Poles - Details


Two Forms Pierced by Two Poles 1931

Oil on canvas
9.5 x 16.25 inches

Ref: PV234
The Sunbathers - Details


The Sunbathers 1929

Oil on canvas
29 X 37 inches

Ref: PV19 Private collection
Movement - Details


Movement (Moving Forms in Space) 1943

Oil on canvas
45.5 x 58.25 inches

Ref: PV68 Private collection