all works                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           biography


Maddox, Conroy [1912-2005, English Surrealist artist]
Anthropomorphic figure

270 by 220mm (10¾ by 8¾ inches).
Gouache over a ‘decalcomania’ background, on thick card
Some thin spots to verso, tiny chip to top right corner, few light edge chips

Decalcomania was a process acquired from Max Ernst, where a piece of paper or glass is laid over a painted surface and then removed. This action creates suction, pulling at the paint to form a scaly, biomorphic texture

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