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 – Clay People Vases

Lydia Corbett

Clay People Vases

Watercolour with Indian Ink

16 x 20 inches

£2750

Lydia Corbett – Dartmoor Cat

Lydia Corbett

Dartmoor Cat

Watercolour with Indian Ink

16 x 20 inches

£2750

Lydia Corbett – Moon Dance

Lydia Corbett

Moon Dance

Watercolour with Indian Ink

20 x 16 inches

£2750

Lydia Corbett – Naked Figure by the River

Lydia Corbett

Naked Figure by the River

Watercolour with Indian Ink

16 x 20 inches

£2750

Lydia Corbett – Rosehips in my Jug

Lydia Corbett

Rosehips in my Jug

Oil on Board

19.5 x 14.5 inches

£2800

Lydia Corbett – The Cockerel

Lydia Corbett

The Cockerel

Watercolour with Indian Ink

16 x 20 inches

£2750

Lydia Corbett – The Garlic People in Camaret, Provence

Lydia Corbett

The Garlic People in Camaret, Provence

Watercolour with Indian Ink and Gold

20 X 16 inches

£2750

Lydia Corbett – The Violin

Lydia Corbett

The Violin

Watercolour with Indian Ink

16 x 20 inches

£2750

Lydia Corbett – Communion Between Two

Lydia Corbett

Communion Between Two

Charcoal and gold ink on board

16 x 12 inches

£2500

Lydia Corbett – Gold Mother and Child

Lydia Corbett

Gold Mother and Child

Watercolour

8 x 5 inches

£595

Lydia Corbett – Dancing with Horses

Lydia Corbett

Dancing with Horses

Charcoal on Board

17 x 15 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – The Couple

Lydia Corbett

The Couple

Watercolour with Indian Ink

10 x 6 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – The Halo

Lydia Corbett

The Halo

Oil on Canvas

27 x 20 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Tenderness

Lydia Corbett

Tenderness

Oil on Board

23 x 27 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Picasso and I

Lydia Corbett

Picasso and I

Charcoal on Board with Gold Ink

21 x 16 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Mother, Sun and Moon

Lydia Corbett

Mother, Sun and Moon

Watercolour

8 x 5 inches

sold

Lydia Corbett – Baby, Mother and Gold Rain

Lydia Corbett

Baby, Mother and Gold Rain

Watercolour

8 x 5 inches

sold

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