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C. H. Parry art

A small watercolour portrait was added to my collection this past week. On the recto, we see a beautiful young lady wearing a large hair – no signature, no date, no clues as to who this young woman was or … Continue reading

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Alfred Sharpe painter

Although #AlfredSharpe was born in Tranmere, Cheshire, England he became one of New Zealand’s most important artists. His father, a well to do Liverpool merchant, was an art lover and collector. Alfred studied at the Birkenhead School of Art. A … Continue reading

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George Owen Wynne Apperley artist

We consider an artist who broke with family tradition and followed his own road. #GeorgeOwenWynneApperley was born into a wealthy aristocratic Welsh military family in 1884. Family tradition destined him for military service. He was educated at Eagle House, Sandhurst … Continue reading

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May Marshall Brown artist

We travel to Scotland, to visit the home of artist #MayMarshallBrown (nee Brown Robertson). She was born in 1887, the daughter of an Edinburgh wine merchant (William Robertson). Her artistic talents were the focus of her education. She studied at … Continue reading

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Albany E Howarth

Today, we visit with an artist best known for his etchings although he was an accomplished water-colourist also (few of his watercolours remain). #AlbanyEHowarth was born in Durham in 1872. His artistic flair was seen early on in life. His … Continue reading

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Frits Thaulow artist

A visit to an artist who should be far better known. He was an artist who walked the line between Impressionism and Realism. #FritsThualow (1847-1906) was a Norwegian painter known for his beautiful landscapes. As a young man he was … Continue reading

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Still Life Painting

We visit an artist known as a ‘painter of fruits’. #RobertKell (1829-1902) was born in Woodbridge, Suffolk. Little is known of his artistic life and I have only seen a couple of landscapes which belie his talent. I picked up … Continue reading

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William Frederick Hulk artist

Today, we look at an artist who was at his best when he painted on a small scale but did paint a number of fine large pieces. #WilliamFrederickHulk (1852-1906) was born in Holland. His father Abraham Hulk and uncle Johannes … Continue reading

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Wassily Kandinsky

I bought a pair of magazines earlier this week and they lead to our artist in this chapter. #WassilyKandinsky (1886-1944) is considered to be the father of abstract art. Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood and formative years in … Continue reading

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A La Poupee

An odd title. It is a type of print making which is not that popular due to the amount of time and effort required to produce just one print. #Alapoupee comes from the French and is translated ‘with a doll’. … Continue reading

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