Painting by Jack Crabtree
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Artist Jack Crabtree reunited with south Wales coal paintings

Imagine spending a year of your life producing more than 100 paintings, and then being told many of them have been lost.

That is what happened to the artist Jack Crabtree, who in 1974 was commissioned by the National Coal Board to paint the changing face of the south Wales coalfields.

Nearly 40 years on, he has been reunited with some of his work, and they are about to enjoy a new lease of life thanks to a pioneering BBC project. Carwyn Jones reports.

  • 15 Feb 2013