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Peter King

Peter King was a post-war British artist who initially made his reputation with carved wood abstracted figures and small bronze sculpture. King worked in many materials, including wood, bronze and stone, and was described as an 'action sculptor' for his late thrown metal works.

The exhibition Peter King (1928-1957): Retrospective was held at England & Co from 14 March to 12 April 2008. It included sculpture and works on paper plus screenings of his 1956 animated film The The Thirteen Cantos of Hell. An illustrated catalogue is available.

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Sculpture: miniatures   


Drawings & works on paper



Untitled - Details


Untitled (Four figures on red ground) c 1956
15 x 22 inches
Gouache on paper
Ref: PEK0588
Studies for The Thirteen Cantos of Hell<br> - Details


Studies for The Thirteen Cantos of Hell
(The Dark Wood, Cantos i & ii) c 1956
11.75 x 9 inches
Three drawings laid on card

Private collection


Ref: PEK0553
Untitled - Details


Untitled (Green/yellow/white) 1955
10.25 x 8.25 inches
Gouache on paper
Ref: PEK0533
Untitled - Details


Untitled (Standing figure holding head) c 1955
9.75 x 8.5 inches
Gouache on paper
Ref: PEK0534
Figure iii - Details


Figure iii (Virgil) c 1955
27.5 x 10.5 inches
Gouache on paper
Ref: PEK0611
Untitled - Details


Untitled (Dancing couple) c 1955
10.5 x 8.25 inches
Gouache on paper

Private collection


Ref: PEK0580
Untitled - Details


Untitled (Head) c 1954
10.25 x 8.25 inches
Gouache on paper

Private collection


Ref: PEK0501
Figure ii - Details


Figure ii c 1953
20 x 7.5 inches
Gouache on paper
Ref: PEK0613
Figure i - Details


Figure i c 1953
22 x 14 inches
Gouache on paper
Ref: PEK0612