Monday, 13 November 2017

Anthony Benjamin FRSA, RE, (British, 1931 - 2002) : Newlyn Society of Artists : Abstract c1962 : Arts and Crafts Company.


Anthony Benjamin FRSA, RE, (British, 1931 - 2002)

Newlyn Society of Artists
Abstract c1962
Watercolour on paper
Artists Estate Stamp

Annotated verso "Anthony Benjamin 1931 - 2002 Abstract 1962"
5.8 inches x 6.5 inches (image)
13.7 inches x 14.0 inches (white framed and glazed).

Provenance: Direct from the artists estate, UK private collection. This work of art has been dated to 1962 and authenticated by Anthony Benjamin's long time partner Nancy Patterson.

This is a framed original abstract painting in watercolour on paper dating from circa 1962 by the well-known Modern British artist ANTHONY BENJAMIN (1931-2002). The provenance for this work of art is direct from the artist's estate. This fine British Newlyn School work of art shows the strong influence of Sir Terry Frost and has the artist's estate stamp shown in the second image. This unsigned work is guaranteed unconditionally. The painting measures about 5.8 x 6.5 inches image size and about 13.7 x 14.0 inches framed size. The condition of the painting is good save some very minor rucking to the paper at the lower left hand edge and is presented framed and glazed.

Artist biography: Anthony Benjamin (1931-2002) was primarily a painter and printmaker of abstracts. Born in Boarhunt, Hampshire he studied art at the Regent Street Polytechnic, London and then in the Paris studio of Fernand Leger 1951. In 1955 he settled in St Ives, Cornwall, where he was friendly with Peter Lanyon, Terry Frost and other well known artists, and in 1958 he became a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists. Benjamin later studied with S W Hayter at the famous Atelier 17 in Paris. He exhibited widely including a one man show at the Newlyn Art Gallery 1958 and at Gimpel Fils. His work is held internationally, including numerous examples in the Tate Gallery, the British Council, Government Art Collection, and MOMA New York.

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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Michele White : Natural Landscapes enhanced by Artisan Design Silver : www.hashtag-silver.com


Michele White
London and Birmingham 20thC / 21stC, Contemporary
By the Lake : Agate and Silver



Frame size. Width 225 mm Height 185mm
Silver work. Width 130mm Height 75mm
 www.hashtag-silver.com : #MW002.

Landscape agate was formed volcanically eons of time ago. This wonderful stone which has incredible markings which look like a landscape, is an intrinsic part of this beautiful artwork.

The agate in the centre appears as a lake surrounded by trees and bushes, with branches of foliage hanging from above. In the foreground short silver tufts of grass surround the shore.
On the left a small silver oxidised bush, and on the right a large complex layered oxidised tree frames the view.

Michele White trained as a teacher specialising in three dimensional art, particularly ceramics. Michele taught in a number of schools before leaving London (where she was born) for Birmingham, following her husband who had obtained medical work. In Birmingham Michele managed and taught in a unit for Autistic children.

After taking time off to bring up her own three children Michele studied Jewellery at the famous Birmingham Jewellery School. Michele obtained qualifications in making jewellery and as a gemmologist.

Michele started her own business and has been working in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter for a very long time.

In 2015 Michele opened a complex including workshops and a Gallery (Artisan Alchemy) adjacent to St Paul’s Square – just a stones throw from where she had been working for 30 years.

Michele's work almost always incorporates a gemstone, precious or semi precious. In recent years she has been making larger pieces which are framed and which are built around heavily included agates and other unusual stones.

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Friday, 27 October 2017

Geert Kinnaert, (Belgium, 20thC, fl. 1950) : Post Impressionist Art : Arts and Crafts Company


Geert Kinnaert, (Belgium, 20thC, fl. 1950)
La moisson a Cumptich
(The Harvest at Cumptich, Nr. Gent)
Oil on Board


Signed lower left G Kinnaert
Annotated verso titled and dated 1953.

Gilt framed.
29 cms x 39 cms (image)
46 cms x 56 cms (framed).
Condition report : In original un-cleaned condition, the frame with very minor defects.

A mesmerising Belgium artists post impressionist composition depicting a salmon pink evening sky with the sun setting over standing haystacks in an Autumn field in Cumptich, which is a town located just east of the town of Gent in Northern Europe. This fine art composition references the earlier work of the Impressionist Movement's Claude Monet (French, 1840 - 1926) in his 1894 work  "The Ladies of Giverny" (Sun Effect), in which Monet captures the changing effects of sunlight in a cornfield in Giverny, France at harvest time, noting at the time how the standing haystacks resembled the fashionable ladies gowns of the day in Europe.

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Constance-Anne Parker, ARA : British Post War Sculpture : Arts and Crafts Company.


Constance-Anne Parker, ARA
British, London 1921 - 2016.
Sculpture
Abstract Form
Wood (Oak)
33 cms x 20 cms (approx.).
Signed in pencil to base "Parker 54" (1954).

Provenance: Royal Academy, London student from 20th June 1946 to 30th June 1951 - Artists Studio Sale 2017 - UK Private Collection.

Condition Report : Good colour and patination, shrinkage cracks to surface of oak and very minor edge wear commensurate with age.

Exhibitions : Royal Academy, London 1950's : New England Art Club (N.E.A.C) : Belgrave Gallery, London 1977.

Royal Academy, London Librarian from 1974 - 1986.

Constance-Anne Parker won bronze, silver and gold medals regularly each year at The Royal Drawing Societies Exhibition, London.

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Frank Dobson RA (British, 1888 - 1963) : Post Impressionist : Newlyn School.


Frank Dobson RA (British, 1888 - 1963)
Post Impressionist Coastal Landscape
Newlyn School
Watercolour
Signed lower left with pseudonym "Evelyn Bishop"
Gilt framed and glazed
Dimensions: 32 cms. x 47.5 cms. (image) - 54 cms. x 67 cms. (incl. gilt frame).

Frank Dobson was a sculptor, draughtsman and painter in oil and watercolour who studied initially at the art school in Hospitalfield, Arbroath, then at the City and Guilds School at Kennington, London. In 1913 he visited Cornwall, where he studied under Stanhope Forbes for a short while, but he had found the second Post-Impressionist show of 1912 so impressive that he found Forbes' methods old-fashioned and, conversely, Forbes was shocked by Dobsons' modernism. Dobson visited London frequently during this period, becoming friends with Augustus John, at whose instigation he held his first exhibition of watercolours and drawings at the Chenil Gallery, Chelsea, London in 1914.

Dobson served with the Artists Rifles in World War I and returning to Newlyn in 1919, where he married. It was the same year that Cedric Morris and Lett Haines first came to Cornwall and the three of them were instigators of many bohemian parties that shocked the local population. Dobson created his first sculpture while in Cornwall in 1915 and he soon became friends with Ben Nicholson, with whom he maintained a friendship throughout the 1920s. Dobson exhibited with Group X and was held in high esteem by modernist critics like Roger Fry and Clive Bell.


In 1946 Frank Dobson was made Professor of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art and in 1953 was elected as a Royal Academician. In 1981/2 a major touring exhibition of Dobsons work was mounted by Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, and Dobson continues to enjoy an international reputation with his works of art held in many public collections including the Tate Galleries.


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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Raoul Dufy (French, 1877 - 1953) Blue Portrait of Jean Cocteau : Arts and Crafts Company.




Raoul Dufy (French, 1877 - 1953)
Blue Portrait of Jean Cocteau



Raoul Dufy first collaborated with Jean Cocteau in 1920 producing stage designs for "The Ox on the Roof" pantomime ballet at Theatre Champs-Élysées, Paris. This intimate portrait of Jean Cocteau rendered in blue crayon portrays the true character of the young and charismatic Cocteau.

"Blue
is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones,
it will always stay Blue...." Raoul Dufy.



Some years later Andy Warhol would also deploy the colour blue in his screen-printed portrait of Jean Cocteau.

Raoul Dufy was born into a large family at Le Havre, in Normandy. He left school at the age of fourteen to work in a coffee-importing company. In 1895, when he was 18, he started taking evening classes in art at Le Havre's École des Beaux-Arts (municipal art school). The classes were taught by Charles Lhuillier, who had been, forty years earlier, a student of the French portrait-painter, Ingres. There, Dufy met Raimond Lecourt and Othon Friesz with whom he later shared a studio in Montmartre and to whom he remained a lifelong friend. During this period, Dufy painted mostly Norman landscapes in watercolors.

In 1900, after a year of military service, Dufy won a scholarship to the École national supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where again he crossed paths with Othon Friesz. (He was there when Georges Braque also was studying.) He concentrated on improving his drawing skills. The impressionist landscape painters, such as Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro, influenced Dufy profoundly. His first exhibition (at the Exhibition of French Artists) took place in 1901. Introduced to Berthe Weill in 1902, Dufy showed his work in her gallery. Then he exhibited again in 1903 at the Salon des Indépendants.

Dufy completed one of the largest paintings ever contemplated, a huge and immensely popular ode to electricity, the fresco La Fée Electricité for the 1937 Exposition Internationale in Paris.
Dufy also acquired a reputation as an illustrator and as a commercial artist. He painted murals for public buildings; he also produced a huge number of tapestries and ceramic designs. His plates appear in books by Guillaume Apollinaire, Stéphane Mallarmé, and André Gide.

In 1909, Raoul Dufy was commissioned by Paul Poiret to design stationery for the house, and after 1912 designed textile patterns for Bianchini-Ferier used in Poiret's and Charvet's garments.
In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Dufy exhibited at the annual Salon des Tuileries in Paris.

Raoul Dufy was buried near Matisse in the Cimiez Monastery Cemetery in Cimiez, a suburb of the city of Nice in 1953.

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Maqbool Fida Husain : Varanasi : Arts and Crafts Company : Global Works of Art


MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN
(India, 1913 - 2011).

Varanasi.

Serigraph on archival paper.
Date 1973.
Hand signed by M F Husain and signed in the work.
Unframed (with black card mount).

Signed, titled and dated "Varanasi 25 II '73" (25 February 1973) lower right; from a limited edition of 150 and numbered 143/150' lower left; later hand signed and dedicated again by M F Husain "Husain 12 X '004" (12 December 2004) lower right.


Image 72 cms x 49 cms approx. (inside mount measurement).

Maqbool Fida Husain
(17 September 1915 – 9 June 2011) (Urdu: مقبول فدا حسین ‎) commonly known as MF Husain, was a modern Indian painter of international acclaim, and a founding member of The Progressive Artists Group of Bombay (PAG).

Husain was associated with Indian modernism in the 1940s. His early association with the Progressive Artist's Group, or "PAG of Bombay" used modern technique, and was inspired by the "new" India after The Partition of 1947. His narrative paintings, executed in a modified Cubist style. His themes sometimes treated in a series include topics as diverse as Mohandas K. Gandhi, Mother Teresa, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the British Raj, and motifs of Indian urban and rural life. Early in his painting career, and until his death, he enjoyed depicting the lively and free spirit of horses in many of his works. Often referred to as the "Picasso of India", M.F. Husain is the most celebrated and internationally recognized Indian artist of the 20th century. Husain is primarily known for his paintings, but is also known for his drawings and his work as a print maker, photographer, and film maker.

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