Eric Malthouse

Eric Malthouse (1914-1997)

was a painter and printmaker who was an important figure in the development of modern art in Wales in the 1950s and 1960s. He was born in Erdington, Birmingham and studied at Birmingham College of Arts and Crafts 1931-37. He had his first one man show at the Civic Playhouse in Bradford 1938. Malthouse was appointed Lecturer at Cardiff College of Art in 1944, and later Senior Lecturer, retiring in 1973. Malthouse exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists from 1944, with The London Group from 1954, at the John Moores exhibitions in Liverpool, and was a founder member of both the South Wales Group 1949 and 56 Group Wales 1956. His first one man show in Wales was held at Howard Roberts Gallery in Cardiff 1957, and in 1959 a Ten Year retrospective was held at the National Museum of Wales. More recently, following the death of his daughter Penny, a major show of his work was held at the Kooywood Gallery in Cardiff 2010. Malthouse’s work is represented in a number of public collections, including The Tate Gallery; National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea; National Museum of Wales in Cardiff; Welsh Arts Council; Government Art Collection.

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