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Paul Anthony Waplington B.1938. Mother With Injured Child, Forest Fields, Nottingham, 1968. Mixed Media On Board.


£3,295 | $4,592 USD | €3,840 EUR
Item Number: SA806073
Date of manufacture: Later than 1960
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Big Sky Fine Art
This antique has been viewed 31 times in the past month with the most views from Singapore.


Paul Anthony Waplington.
English ( b.1938 ).
Mother with Injured Child, Forest Fields, Nottingham, 1968.
Mixed Media on Board. Signed.
Image size 29.5 inches x 38.4 inches ( 75cm x 97.5cm ).
Frame size 30.3 inches x 39.2 inches ( 77cm x 99.5cm ).
Available for sale from Big Sky Fine Art; this original painting by Paul Waplington dating from 1968.
The painting is presented and supplied in its original anodized light metal frame (which is shown in these photographs). The painted surfaces and canvas have benefitted from cleaning and conservation, which took place in 2016 on our instructions.
This vintage painting is now in very good condition, commensurate with its age. It wants for nothing and is supplied ready to hang and display.
Paul Waplington is a working class artist from Nottingham. He became a familiar and active figure in the British art scene in the 1970s and 80s, rising to critical notoriety after a significant exhibition at the Midland Group in 1978.
His first job was as an apprentice draftsman, designing lace, at which he became very skilled. After redundancy and travel he became politically active, although he never joined any political group. He focused on movements, including the status of ordinary people, including the Labour and trade union movements. After doing further freelance work in the lace industry and teaching art classes he began to paint professionally. His work had a political dimension, reflecting affection and respect, but not sentimentality. He produced a solid and evocative body of work that both celebrated Nottingham and its human communities and portrayed the industrial decline that helped to undermine them. In 2013/14 there was a fine and long-overdue solo retrospective of Waplington’s art at Nottingham Castle. At the centre of the exhibition was the large banner Waplington painted in 1986 for Hucknall NUM, commemorating the 1984-5 miner’s strike.
In more recent years Paul Waplington has lived and worked in rural Portugal, where his work has celebrated the lives of agricultural workers. Today the body of work that Waplington left in the UK is a colourful, vivid and exciting depiction of an era that has gone. His work now belongs to many public collections, including Glasgow Museums, Sheffield City Gallery, Sheffield University, Manchester City Galleries, Leicestershire County Council, the Arts Council Collection and Nottingham University NHS Trust.
For a full biography of this artist please see his listing on .

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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Later than 1960.


Height = 77 cm (30.3")
Width = 99.5 cm (39.2")
Depth = 0 cm (0.0")

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