Hellmut Sail

b.1908, d.1971

Still-Life

  • Presented by Mr Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
  • Hand-coloured woodcut
  • 260 x 320mm
  • 94/62

The Rex Nan Kivell gift includes four still-life hand-coloured woodcuts by Hellmut Sail. He added emphasis to the composition through applying watercolour washes to the print to highlight certain elements. Little is known about Sail’s career as an artist. He was active in England during the 1930s and worked in a number of differing media, including woodcuts and gouache. In 1935 with Eric Gill and Paul Nash he held an exhibition in London at the Storran Gallery in London.