National Museum Wales Purchases Painting by Howard Hodgkin for the Nation

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WALES.- Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales has acquired one of Howard Hodgkin’s most spectacular original prints, entitled Venice, Evening, 1995 thanks to funding grants from the Nerys Johnson Contemporary Art Fund and the Derek Williams Trust. Thanks to the generous support of the Nerys Johnson Contemporary Art Fund and the Derek Williams Trust, who each awarded a grant of £9,000, the 16 part hand painted etching and aquatint will beautifully complement and enhance other Venetian works by artists in the Museum collection including Canaletto, Guardi, Monet, Whistler, Sickert, Brangwyn and Piper. Before this acquisition, Hodgkin was not represented in Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’ collection apart from one painting on long term loan from the Derek Williams Trust, Bedtime, 1991-2001. Venice, Evening will not only complement the paintin