The Rex Wailes Collection. An Artistic Collaboration Part 1

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2021

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    Scope & contentThe Rex Wailes Collection. An Artistic Collaboration Part 1

    Rex’s dominance as a consultant on traditional wind and watermills during the 20th century was illustrated in my previous article about Karl Wood, a schoolteacher, windmill enthusiast and talented amateur artist.
    Wood’s work was so successful that he created a modest business from selling his art. From Rex’s point of view this relationship was much less important than the associations he built with established artists and photographers.

    Thomas Hennell (1903-1945) was one such collaborator and they became close friends. Hennell’s artistic legacy ranged from his portrayal of rustic crafts and their associated artefacts in rural England to his work as an official war artist and forms part of the collections of many national institutions


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