Lydia Corbett

In the 1950s, Lydia Corbett was introduced to Pablo Picasso at Vallauris on the French Riviera. At this time, Picasso was breaking-up with his wife Francois Gilot, and Lydia’s presence brought a new and positive phase to his work. She became the model for a series of forty works of art. She was known then as Sylvette David, but changed her name during this period. The ‘Heads of Sylvette’ a series of moulded metal sculptures which Picasso worked on through this time, introduced a new major innovation in this work.

In 1968, Lydia decided to move to England and gave all her creative energy to painting. She has been exhibiting ever since and has had numerous shows in London, Europe and Japan. The Anthony Petullo Foundation, one of the most influential collections in America, has a collection of Lydia’s watercolours. In 1993 the Tate Gallery staged a major exhibition of Picasso’s sculpture and paintings. A documentary film on Lydia, and her friend and mentor, was shown on BBC2 at the same time.

Lydia’s beautiful paintings in both oil and watercolour sparkle and take on many subjects. Her fluid lines bring new life to these familiar themes, infusing them with warmth and sunlight. Her ‘assured and gentle approach to the human figure’, as one critic put it, recalls the work of Marc Chagall.

Her pictures are highly distinctive and immediately recognisable. She is very much an international painter and has many fans in the UK and abroad.

Lydia Corbett – The Dancers Family

The Dancers Family

Watercolour

9.5 x 7 inches

£695

Lydia Corbett – Family Bremen Xmas Tree

Family Bremen Xmas Tree

Watercolour

7 x 9 inches

£695

Lydia Corbett – The Small Girls

The Small Girls

Watercolour

5.5 x 8 inches

£495

Lydia Corbett – The Dancer

The Dancer

Watercolour

9.5 x 7 inches

£695

Lydia Corbett – The Lonely Dog

The Lonely Dog

Watercolour

6 x 8 inches

£495

Lydia Corbett – Cat and Hearts

Lydia Corbett

Cat and Hearts

Watercolour

7 x 10 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Sylvette Dove Cat

Lydia Corbett

Sylvette Dove Cat

Acrylic

8 x 6 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – The Cat in the Church

Lydia Corbett

The Cat in the Church

Watercolour

16 x 12 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Picasso Giving me a Present

Lydia Corbett

Picasso Giving me a Present

Watercolour

13.5 x 9.5 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Gondola on the Canal

Lydia Corbett

Gondola on the Canal

Watercolour

7 x 5 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Horses and Girl

Lydia Corbett

Horses and Girl

Watercolour

5 x 8 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Love

Lydia Corbett

Love

Watercolour

8 x 5 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Sleeping Nude

Lydia Corbett

Sleeping Nude

Watercolour

7 x 9.25 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – The Jug Ladies

Lydia Corbett

The Jug Ladies

Watercolour

12.5 x 9.5 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – The Mermaid

Lydia Corbett

The Mermaid

Watercolour

11.5 x 9 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Birth of Sylvette

Lydia Corbett

Birth of Sylvette

Watercolour

20 x 16 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Curlew River

Lydia Corbett

Curlew River

Watercolour

16 x 20 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – The Sunflower Story

Lydia Corbett

The Sunflower Story

Watercolour

20 x 16 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Sylvette and the Bird Cage

Lydia Corbett

Sylvette and the Bird Cage

Acrylic

13 x 13 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Having Fun

Lydia Corbett

Having Fun

Watercolour

8 x 5 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Sylvette and the Sunflowers

Lydia Corbett

Sylvette and the Sunflowers

Oil

29 x 40 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Guardian Angel

Lydia Corbett

Guardian Angel

Watercolour

7 x 5 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – The Children, 2015

Lydia Corbett

The Children, 2015

Acrylic

12 x 9 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – The Grande Canal Venice

Lydia Corbett

The Grande Canal Venice

Watercolour

7 x 5 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Toby and Sylvette in Vallauris

Lydia Corbett

Toby and Sylvette in Vallauris

Watercolour

8 x 6 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Sylvette in Grey Coat, 2013

Lydia Corbett

Sylvette in Grey Coat, 2013

Watercolour

16 x 20 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – The Nude Still Life 2015

Lydia Corbett

The Nude Still Life 2015

Acrylic

9 x 9 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Baby Moses

Lydia Corbett

Baby Moses

Watercolour

14 x 10 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Mother and Child with Delphiniums, 1982

Lydia Corbett

Mother and Child with Delphiniums, 1982

Oil

16.5 x 14 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Mother and Child, 1985

Lydia Corbett

Mother and Child, 1985

Oil

12 x 9.5 inches

sold