Carel Victor Marlais Weight
(1908 - 1997)
Carel Victor Marlais Weight was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. Carel Weight is known for portrait, figure, and landscape painting; haunting ghosts, spirits and witches.
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Carel Weight 1908-1997
Carel Weight was born in Paddington, west London on 10 September 1908. His mother, who was of German and Swedish descent, was a chiropodist, and his father was cashier in a bank. As they both worked, his parents placed Weight with a foster mother, Rose Matkin, who was also his godmother and who lived in Fulham, then a working class district. He spent his weeks with her and his weekends in his parents' more middle class household, acutely aware of the contrast between deprivation and affluence. From an early age he was sensitive to the unexpected - the shock of burning buildings or a bus mounting the pavement - and these events remained with him to infuse his paintings.
Weight studied at the local Hammers
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