Windmill Wood: a biography of Midlands artist Karl Salsbury Wood
A booklet, 48pp., illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings.
Karl Salsbury Wood is justifiably noted for his windmill paintings because his work serves as an authentic record of a rather romantic aspect of industrial archaeology at its ‘twilight’, to use his own word; hi was certainly obsessed with his self-imposed mission to paint all the country’s windmill remains travelling by bicycle. His journeys took him all over the British Isles, and in his lifetime he gained considerable attention.
This is the story of the man behind the paintings, an attempt to understand him through his words and actions.
More than anything, this book is a chronicle of an eccentric, a man in some ways out of step with the rest of the world, but accepted on account of his friendliness and his urbanity.
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