About this artwork

Cheyne continued to produce colour woodcuts in the 1940s, but difficulties in obtaining materials during the Second World War meant that few prints were produced anywhere during this time. This is one of the first woodcuts Cheyne printed after the war and whilst he continued to paint up until his death in 1955, his last woodcuts were made in 1947. In this dramatic scene two small figures are shown working on a beach with a backdrop of steep cliffs.

  • title:
    Normandy Beach
  • accession number:
    GMA 201
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  • materials:
    Colour woodcut on paper
  • date created:
    1946
  • measurements:
    24.60 x 27.80 cm (paper 30.30 x 33.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1949
  • copyright:
    © The Estate of the Artist

Ian Cheyne

Ian Cheyne