Rachel Reckitt (1908 - 1995):
Monolith, circa 1960
None (ref: 10360)
18.1 x 11.8 in. (46 x 30 cm)
Provenance: The Artist's Studio
Rachel Reckitt trained at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art in the 1930's under Ian McNab, and exhibited with Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth as part of the London group.
After her time in London, Reckitt largely worked from West Somerset, and this may explain why her reputation has somewhat diminished. However, her highly individual style, which exploits volume and the treatment of surface - and borrows elements from the Surrealist and Constructivist movements - was consistently modern.