Reclining Nude, a spontaneous and free-flowing sketch, is in all probability a study for sculpture.
Sven Berlin was a painter, sculptor, poet and author. Moving to St Ives in 1938 he soon befriended many artists, among them Ben Nicholson, Terry Frost and Bernard Leach. A founder member of the Crypt Group and Penwith Society, his passionate and bohemian presence was recognised by many in St Ives. Berlin also published essays and a book on the artist he most admired, Alfred Wallis.