Never Reaching The Horizon – Harry Ousey’s Abstracted Landscapes

Untitled, Harry Ousey, 1983

Harry Ousey (1915 – 1985), a prolific post-war modernist artist, lived a life devoted to capturing abstract landscapes in his gestural style.

A bohemian drifter, Ousey eluded broad recognition, although many figures in the art world recognised his significance. Later exposure of his art by his niece, Sue Astles, has elevated his body of work, with pieces held in prestigious collections across the country.
 
Explore the life and works of Ousey as he roamed the landscapes of Cornwall, Derbyshire, Italy and France, where Ousey’s story came to an end with his ashes scattered at the foot of Mont Sainte-Victoire in 1985.

Free Exhibition