David Page

Snow on Claypit, Oil on Canvas.
Snow on Claypit, Oil on Canvas.

I’ve known Becker’s work since childhood, because of a book my father owned. Becker painted the men and women who worked in, were almost part of, East Anglian fields. The agricultural labourers have gone, along with the horses, so my work is mainly about empty fields, but the ghosts of Becker’s workers stay in my head.

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