George Campbell’s gouache and ink on paper depiction from his Warrior series could be seen as a metaphor for today’s troubled world, but it was painted in 1961 – a 20th-century everyman.
Its curious genesis was explained by art historian Sile Connaughton Deeny: “George was an avid collector of small figurines, mainly of African origin, and it was these that inspired him to create the series. He saw them as ‘standing figures...
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