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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.



BIOGRAPHY   
 Constructions & mixed media   Drawings & works on paper   Prints   Sculpture   

Paintings

Composition - Details


Composition 1933
28.75 x 36 inches.
Pastel on canvas

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


Ref: PV230
Drapeaux d'Hiver - Details


Drapeaux d'Hiver 1930
38 x 57.5 inches
Oil on canvas

Composition with Blue Vase and Table - Details


Composition with Blue Vase and Table 1928
29 x 36.75 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: PV229 Private collection
Composition (with Blue Form) - Details


Composition (with Blue Form) c 1932
46 x 29 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: PV31
Flags - Details


Flags 1929
57.5 X 45 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: PV25 Private collection
Worlds in Space - Details


Worlds in Space 1935/1974
32 x 39.5 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: PV59a Private collection
Little Black and White Picture - Details


Little Black and White Picture 1935
10.75 x 8.75 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: PV43
Two Blue Forms on Grey - Details


Two Blue Forms on Grey 1937-38
28.75 x 36.5 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: PV145
Grey Picture - Details


Grey Picture 1935
36.25 x 23.5 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: Private collection
Black, Grey and White Composition - Details


Black, Grey and White Composition 1937-38
32 x 39 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: Private collection
Personnage Tenant une Fleur - Details


Personnage Tenant une Fleur 1933
16.25 x 13.25 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: PV225 Private collection
Composition in Black, Green and Brown - Details


Composition in Black, Green and Brown 1947
46 x 28.75 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: Private collection
Grey and Yellow - Details


Grey and Yellow 1953
21.25 x 25.5 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: PV349 Private collection
Space - Details


Space 1979
31.5 x 39.5 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: PV100a Private collection
Seven Forms and Three Circles - Details


Seven Forms and Three Circles 1957
20 x 29 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: PV83 Private collection
Growing Forms - Details


Growing Forms 1946
28.75 x 23.75 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: PV 147 Private collection
Contact - Four Grey Forms - Details


Contact - Four Grey Forms 1973
29 x 36.25 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: PV161 Private collection
Triangles and Tubes - Details


Triangles and Tubes 1932
36.25 X 28.75 inches
Oil on Canvas
Ref: Private collection
Femmes - Details


Femmes 1927
21.5 x 18 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: PV18 Private collection
Five Nudes - Details


Five Nudes 1931
28.75 x 23.5 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: PV327 Private collection
Youth Leaving Old Age - Details


Youth Leaving Old Age 1934
32 x 39 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: PV140 Private collection
Les Danseuses du Corde - Details


Les Danseuses du Corde 1929
21.25 x 25.5 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: Private collection
L'Arbre - Details


L'Arbre c 1932
10.5 x 8.75 inches
Pastel on canvas
Ref: PV33
Two Forms Pierced by Two Poles - Details


Two Forms Pierced by Two Poles 1931
9.5 x 16.25 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: PV234
The Sunbathers - Details


The Sunbathers 1929
29 X 37 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: PV19 Private collection
Movement - Details


Movement (Moving Forms in Space) 1943
45.5 x 58.25 inches
Oil on canvas
Ref: PV68 Private collection