Author Archives: ronald972

Joseph Batchelor papermaker

I came across a page printed with a letter from #SirThomasWhite. Although the quoted letter was written in 1566, this printing was created around 1880/1890. Sir Thomas was of course the founder of St Johns College, Oxford. The letter is … Continue reading

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Derek Brown artist

Today, we visit with #DerekBrown (1924-2009). Born in London, He served in the army during WWII after which he trained and worked as a dentist. The death of his father (who was an artist) in 1954 was the turning point … Continue reading

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Graham Austin artist

I thought today, we would look at a local artist. I happen to know this artist personally through Ely Cathedral with which he is also associated. G #GrahamAustin has been a wildlife and aviation painter for over 50 years. He … Continue reading

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Croxton Kerrial Church

I came across a painting of ‘St Botolph and St John the Baptist’, Croxton Kerrial, Leicestershire, this past week. It is done by an artist for whom I can find no information. The label on the verso states that it … Continue reading

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Peggy Wickham artist

Today, we consider artist #PeggyWickham (1909-1978) nee #MarjorieJoanEarnshaw. It is more likely that you would have heard of her mother. For she was the daughter of #MabelLucieAtwell. Her mother was a children’s illustrator and comics artist and it was her … Continue reading

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Modern Prints

I thought today, we would visit two artists. Printmakers. One sadly not with us any more but the second still plying their trade. We will begin with #TomMackenzie (1947-2018). A Scottish artist who lived and worked in #Portree on the … Continue reading

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Samuel Harry Hancock artist

Today, we visit with an artist best known for his images of Victorian London as well as his portraits. #SamuelHarryHancock (1871-1932) worked mostly in oils and his portraitures come from earlier in his career. I picked up a portrait of … Continue reading

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Edward Bishop artist

Today we visit an artist who was known for painting in oils,pastel work, print making, lithography, photography, design, and teaching. Quite a list but #EdwardBishop (1902-1997) was multi-talented. His early training was at the Central School of Arts and Crafts … Continue reading

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Oscar Kokoschka artist

This week, I came across a print. In its’ frame, one cannot see any signature or any information about the image at all. It intrigued me so I acquired it. A quick image search on Google tells me that this … Continue reading

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Montague Dawson marine artist

Recently, a charity I frequent held a sale. I could not go in the morning due to other obligations but went in the afternoon even though I figured most things would be well picked through. There were very few pictures … Continue reading

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