Cecil Collins


He has pursued his own course of action for the past twenty-five years and there is nothing quite like his work in England, or for that matter in Europe.He has, rather, a sustained and unfaltering intellectual concept of imagery which is continually nourished and expanded by his visual sensibility at work on the world around us, and by an extreme degree of aesthetic sophistication
- Bryan Robertson, Preface, Cecil Collins, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1959