Derrick Latimer Sayer (1917 – 1992)

Madonna and Child (Christmas Card)



21 x 13.5 cm

Mounted to card, signed ‘Derrick Sayer’ and dated Christmas 1968.

Sayer’s linocut of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus is hauntingly emotive; his spare use of line shows Mary, eyes closed, cradling her newborn son. Two animals from the stable in Bethlehem look on.

Sayer studied at the Chelsea School of Art under Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore, and then in Paris in Ben Nicholson’s studio. In the late 1930s he was in Cornwall, founding the Mousehole Group Art School. He was well known for his work as a poster artist and book illustrator.

Condition: very good.

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