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Calabash Tree

Rudi Patterson’s paintings often depict the tropical plants and landscapes of his formative years in Jamaica before he moved to the UK in the 1950s. Here he paints a Calabash Tree, commonly found across Jamaica and the West Indies. The tree produces large spherical fruits with a thin, firm shell.

A successful model and actor, Patterson developed his bold style of painting while recovering from a water-skiing accident and his work often engaged with the themes of landscape, nature and memory.

Ref: 2019.264

Artist

Rudi Patterson

Materials

Gouache on paper

Theme

Artwork

Year

1983

Collection No:

2019.264