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Oil Painting - Night Work is About to Commence

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Jeremy Jenkinson

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Basic Information

Accession Number:2001P8
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1940 - 1943

Maker Information

Artist:Emmy Bridgwater - View biography for Emmy Bridgwater


Emmy Bridgwater was a member of the Birmingham Group of Surrealists and took part in the International Surrealist show in Paris in 1947. She experimented with automatic drawing as a means of tapping into the subconscious. Her rapidly painted works have a spontaneous and urgent quality as she tried to record the fleeting sensations and imagery of dreams.

Purchased with assistance from Resource (VandA Purchase Grant Fund) and the Friends of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Medium:Oil paint on board.

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Height:460 mm
Width:610 mm