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Valerie Ganz

Name  Valerie Ganz

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Valerie Ganz (1936 – 2015) was a Welsh artist, known for her paintings of South Wales coal miners.

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Life and work

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Ganz grew up in Mumbles of Swansea. She studied art in Swansea then worked as a teacher and lecturer. In 1973 she left teaching to concentrate full-time on painting.

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She developed an interest in the industrial heritage and landscapes of South Wales. During the 1980s she spent several days a week underground at 14 coal mines, sketching the miners at work. Her work was exhibited at the Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea, in 1986.

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She held her last major art exhibition in 2010 at the Attic Gallery in Swansea. She is an elected member of the Royal Cambrian Academy.

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Fourteen of Ganz's paintings are held in UK public collections, including the National Coal Mining Museum for England, the National Library of Wales and the National Museum of Wales.

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She died suddenly on 28 September 2015 aged 79, after struggling with ill health.

References

Valerie Ganz Wikipedia


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