56 Group Wales:The Founders

Book

TWELVE / 56

TWELVE/56: 12 artists in 1956 Wales and beyond

This fully illustrated book is the first art history publication based solely on the twelve founder members of the 56 Group (Wales). It describes and contextualises a unique, private art collection which has been amassed by Barrie Maskell in a few short years.

The inspiration for the collection was ignited in 2006 when Maskell attended a public lecture in Aberystwyth, given by Dr Peter Wakelin at the National Library of Wales, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Group.

The book is published by the University of Glamorgan in 2012, to mark 56 years of the 56 Group. It is accompanied by an exhibition of the collection at the University of Glamorgan which has been curated by Dr Ceri Thomas.

Book is available from Sue Lloyd-Davies Books in Carmarthen