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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 was recently the subject of a Spotlight room display at Tate Britain.



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Constructions & mixed media



Construction No.45 - Details


Construction No.45 1965
14 x 25 x 2.25 inches
Mixed media construction
Ref: PV294 Private collection
Lines in Space No.44 - Details


Lines in Space No.44 1964
14.75 x 16.75 x 3.25 inches
Mixed media construction
Ref: PV182 Private collection
Construction No.46 - Details


Construction No.46 1965
13.75 x 16 x 2.75 inches
Mixed media construction
Ref: PV295 Private collection
Lines in Space No.30 - Details


Lines in Space No.30 1953
7.75 x 13.25 x 2 inches
Mixed media construction in glass and wood case
Ref: PV296 Private collection
Lines in Space No.6 - Details


Lines in Space No.6 1942
12 x 8 x 1.75 inches
Mixed media construction
Ref: PV297 Private collection
Lines in Space No.22 - Details


Lines in Space No.22 1953
9 x 11.25 x 2.25 Inches
Mixed media construction
Ref: Private collection
Construction with Nine Forms in Wood on White Ground - Details


Construction with Nine Forms in Wood on White Ground 1964
18.75 x 17.75 inches
Wood construction
Ref: PV181 Private collection
Lines in Space No.8 - Details


Lines in Space No.8 1942
19.5 x 22.25 x 2.25 inches
Mixed media construction
Ref: PV146 Private collection
Lines in Space No.57 - Details


Lines in Space No.57 1974
14.5. x 16 x 2.5 inches
Mixed media construction
Ref: PV163 Private collection
Lines in Space No.41 - Details


Lines in Space No.41 1964
13.5 x 16.5 x 2.25 inches
Mixed media box construction
Ref: PV88 Private collection
Lines in Space No.51 - Details


Lines in Space No.51 1965
15.75 x 22.75 x 2.25 inches
Mixed media construction
Ref: PV298 Private collection
Lines in Space No.56 - Details


Lines in Space No.56 1969
21.5 x 22.5 x 4.5 inches
Mixed media construction
Ref: PV299 Private collection
Three Forms - Details


Three Forms (one sewn on canvas) 1935
23.5 x 14.5 inches
String and charcoal on canvas
Ref: Private collection
Lines in Space No.1 - Details


Lines in Space No.1 (Objects in Three Dimensions) c 1935
8.75 x 10.75 x 2.25 inches
Mixed media construction with collage
Ref: PV46 Reserved