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Carel Weight

(1908-1997), Painter and teacher of art

Carel Victor Morlais Weight

Sitter in 17 portraits
Artist of 2 portraits
Attended Hammersmith School of Art and Goldsmiths' College. Later joined the teaching staff of the Royal College of Art and became Head of Painting in 1957, a post he held until his retirement in 1973. Peter Blake, David Hockney and Allen Jones were taught by him. His own art owed much to the influence of Edvard Munch and Stanley Spencer. From the former came the nervy edge of suspense and from the latter the record of apparent everyday scenes invested with meaning beyond the ordinary. His subject matter was the landscape of urban, often derelict, South London, inhabited by detached, alienated beings often at odds with the elements.

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Carel Weight, by Carel Weight - NPG 5522

Carel Weight

by Carel Weight
oil on canvas, 1930
NPG 5522

Carel Weight, by John Minton - NPG 6606

Carel Weight

by John Minton
pencil, 1949
NPG 6606

Carel Weight, by Geoffrey Ireland - NPG x125111

Carel Weight

by Geoffrey Ireland
bromide print on red card mount, 1950s
NPG x125111

Ruskin Spear; Carel Weight, by Geoffrey Ireland - NPG x125114

Ruskin Spear; Carel Weight

by Geoffrey Ireland
bromide print on card mount, 1950s
NPG x125114

Carel Weight, by Geoffrey Ireland - NPG x125112

Carel Weight

by Geoffrey Ireland
bromide print on red card mount, circa 1953
NPG x125112

Carel Weight, by Geoffrey Ireland - NPG x125113

Carel Weight

by Geoffrey Ireland
bromide print on red card mount, circa 1953
NPG x125113

Carel Weight, by John Lunnis - NPG x137582

Carel Weight

by John Lunnis
bromide print, 1960s
NPG x137582

Carel Weight, by S.S. Walia - NPG x1523

Carel Weight

by S.S. Walia
bromide print, early 1970s
NPG x1523

Monika Kinley; Carel Weight, by The Times - NPG x137628

Monika Kinley; Carel Weight

by The Times
bromide print, 1977
NPG x137628

Carel Weight, by John Coles - NPG x8013

Carel Weight

by John Coles
resin print, 1977
NPG x8013

Carel Weight, by Jan Siegieda - NPG x8514

Carel Weight

by Jan Siegieda
bromide print, 1979
NPG x8514

Carel Weight, by Jeff Horwood - NPG x125443

Carel Weight

by Jeff Horwood
colour print, 1980s
NPG x125443

Carel Weight, by George Newson - NPG x32378

Carel Weight

by George Newson
bromide fibre print, September 1988
NPG x32378

Carel Weight, by Barry Marsden - NPG x39373

Carel Weight

by Barry Marsden
bromide fibre print, 1988
NPG x39373

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Carel Weight

by Leonard William McComb
pastel, pencil and gold leaf on paper, 1990
NPG 7082

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