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Philip West Collection

Picture: Philip West, Madrid, 1993

This collection is the result of the legacy that the English surrealist artist, Philip West, donated to the museum following his premature death in 1997. This legacy consists of 200 works, mainly drawings, oil paintings, engravings, as well as an important library with more than 100 volumes about Surrealism. A British artist who moved to Zaragoza in 1983, he is considered by critics one of the most representative Anglo-Spanish surrealists. He himself defined his painting as a poetical search communicating on a level beyond words, on a more intuitive level that proposes the reencounter, the point of convergence between conscious life and the subconscious mind by means of analogy.


El guardián
El guardián, 1985. Oil/canvas 100 x 73 cm.
Personaje anónimo
Personaje anónimo, 1991 Oil/canvas 100 x 73 cm. (FSW 084)
Stepping Stones
Stepping Stones, 1988 Oil/canvas 100 x 73 cm. (FSW 059)
Labios pintados, ojos desnudos
Labios pintados, ojos desnudos, 1979 Oil/canvas 100 x 86 cm. (FSW 030)