Just wondering if you had any art or information about an artist called Maurice Sochachewsky, he visited Talywain in the 30's and painted many miners. One in particular is called 'Miner and Child’; the man in the painting was called Ivor Clark who died 3 days after the painting was finished, in a mining accident.
If you have any other information (or even if you have heard of him!) or this artist I would be most interested, a long shot really, but I am struggling to find out anything else about him.
Thanks (in advance!)
From: Tony - Magforum.com
Sent: 11 June 2011
Alex Welch's query is several years old, but the Miner and Child painting and several other Welsh miner paintings were featured in Weekly Illustrated (14 May 2011 p13). I can send a photo if it's still wanted.
From: Bruce Laird
Sent: 2 Feb 2010
In December 2006 Alex Welch asked on your website about this artist who, he said, had painted miners in Wales.
All I know is that he illustrated two books by a journalist and writer Theo Lang. The first was called "Cross Country” and it was on my parents bookshelf. I read it about sixty years ago. It has always remained in my memory and with difficulty I have borrowed it from the public library system.
The book describes a journey mainly on foot from Lands End to John O'Groats but there is a lengthy diversion into Wales and there are drawing of miners.
The second book is called “Highroad from Paris” and I have not yet seen it, but I intend to try and get hold of a copy. The drawings in “Coast to Coast” are intriguing.
Both books were published just after the Second World War.
From: Grant Waters
Sent: 06 December 2007
Alex Welch was asking about an artist Maurice Sochachewsky, who painted South Wales miners in the 1940s. I have information about him and indeed I own a large painting 'Miner and Child' by Sochachewsky.
I don't have access to Alex's email address to send him the info he was seeking. Can you help? You are welcome to send my address to him.
From: Eileen Hauptman
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009
I am wondering if you can help? I have just been introduced to your website and have seen the following.
An email from Grant Waters dated 6 December 2007 in response to an email of the 7 December 2006 from Alex Walsh regarding the above artist? Would you or anyone have more information about this artist's life and works. If the aforementioned are willing to share information I would be most grateful. Please feel free to give them my email address.
I am most interested.
Thank you so much