I am sad to report the passing of Mel Gooding, art historian, writer and curator.
Mel was married to Rhiannon, daughter of Ceri Richards, author of the definitive volume, Ceri Richards, and curator of many exhibitions at the Glynn Vivian Gallery in Swansea.
It was a privilege to visit their home in Barnes, London, which is a treasure trove of the life and work of Ceri, transferred from his Edith Grove home and studio in Chelsea, where I photographed him in 1966. To see these images visit The Swansea Gang, in About Bernard Mitchell.
Mel with Aeronwy Thomas, daughter of Dylan Thomas at the Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea, 2001.
Cover of the book, Ceri Richards.