Watercolour of Bristol Hippodrome by Paule Vézelay, 1918/19

Theatre Collection

Vezelay Hippodrome

Paule Vézelay was born Marjorie Watson-Williams in Clifton, Bristol in 1892. She attended the Bristol School of Art before continuing her studies at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. This vivid watercolour of an interior view of the Bristol Hippodrome was painted early in Vézelay’s career when she was using an impressionist style. She later became Britain’s first and foremost female abstract artist. A retrospective exhibition of Vézelay’s work was mounted at the Tate Gallery in 1983.

In 2008 the Theatre Collection received a further donation of material for the Paule Vézelay Archive, including lithographs, drawings, linocuts and letters.

  • Item reference: TCP/T/000118
  • Copyright: University of Bristol
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