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Paule Vézelay

Paule Vézelay was born in England in 1892, but by the 1930s she had become an active member of the Parisian avant-garde after moving to France and adopting the name Paule Vézelay. Her long career and wide-ranging practice encompassed early figurative works, Surrealism and the mature abstract works for which she is best known.

England & Co have represented the Estate of Paule Vézelay since 1988, and these pages show selected works by Vézelay from various periods of her career: these include sold works from past exhibitions at the gallery as archive, and a selection of works currently available.

In 2010, the exhibition Lines in Space: Paule Vézelay & Linda Karshan featured  Linda Karshan's recent minimalist drawings as a complement to the purity of Paule Vézelay's constructions (the 'Lines in Space' series) and her related drawings spanning the 1930s to 1970. Drawings by Vézelay were also featured in the exhibitions Wandering Lines i and Wandering Lines ii at England & Co in 2011 and 2012. Paule Vézelay: Abstraction-Creation to Le Groupe Espace was held in 2012. Vézelay's sculpture - Five Forms (1935-36) - acquired from England & Co by Tate in 2000 - was displayed in Modern British Sculpture at the Royal Academy, London.

Tate holds an extensive collection of the work of Paule Vézelay and her work is held in other national and international museum collections. Vézelay was included in the collection displays Poetry and Dream at Tate Modern. She was recently the subject of a Spotlight room display at Tate Britain.

 Drawings & works on paper   Paintings   Prints   Sculpture   

Constructions & mixed media

Construction No.45 - Details

Construction No.45 1965

Mixed media construction
14 x 25 x 2.25 inches

Ref: PV294 Private collection
Lines in Space No.44 - Details

Lines in Space No.44 1964

Mixed media construction
14.75 x 16.75 x 3.25 inches

Ref: PV182 Private collection
Construction No.46 - Details

Construction No.46 1965

Mixed media construction
13.75 x 16 x 2.75 inches

Ref: PV295 Private collection
Lines in Space No.30 - Details

Lines in Space No.30 1953

Mixed media construction in glass and wood case
7.75 x 13.25 x 2 inches

Ref: PV296 Private collection
Lines in Space No.6 - Details

Lines in Space No.6 1942

Mixed media construction
12 x 8 x 1.75 inches

Ref: PV297 Private collection
Lines in Space No.22 - Details

Lines in Space No.22 1953

Mixed media construction
9 x 11.25 x 2.25 Inches

Ref: Private collection
Construction with Nine Forms in Wood on White Ground - Details

Construction with Nine Forms in Wood on White Ground 1964

Wood construction
18.75 x 17.75 inches

Ref: PV181 Private collection
Lines in Space No.8 - Details

Lines in Space No.8 1942

Mixed media construction
19.5 x 22.25 x 2.25 inches

Ref: PV146 Private collection
Lines in Space No.57 - Details

Lines in Space No.57 1974

Mixed media construction
14.5. x 16 x 2.5 inches

Ref: PV163 Private collection
Lines in Space No.41 - Details

Lines in Space No.41 1964

Mixed media box construction
13.5 x 16.5 x 2.25 inches

Ref: PV88 Private collection
Lines in Space No.51 - Details

Lines in Space No.51 1965

Mixed media construction
15.75 x 22.75 x 2.25 inches

Ref: PV298 Private collection
Lines in Space No.56 - Details

Lines in Space No.56 1969

Mixed media construction
21.5 x 22.5 x 4.5 inches

Ref: PV299 Private collection
Three Forms - Details

Three Forms (one sewn on canvas) 1935

String and charcoal on canvas
23.5 x 14.5 inches

Ref: Private collection
Lines in Space No.1 - Details

Lines in Space No.1 (Objects in Three Dimensions) c 1935

Mixed media construction with collage
8.75 x 10.75 x 2.25 inches

Ref: PV46 Reserved