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Albert Wainwright (1898-1943) - Mid 20th Century Pen Drawing, Seated Portrait



A delicate and charming nude study by the artist artist Albert Wainwright. The artist has used an elegant hand and gentle marks to portray the fine details of the subject. Sketchbook page number inscribed in the lower right hand corner, as shown. Unsigned. On wove.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration, particularly around the edges. Generally in good condition.


22 x 16.7cm (8.7" x 6.6")
Sheet: 22.8 x 18cm (9" x 7.1")

Collection Information

From a large number of drawings from a sketchbook by the artist Albert Wainwright (1898-1943). Any images provided of the sketchbook cover are not included in the purchase and are for reference purposes only.

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Artist Biography

Painter and illustrator, born in Castleford, Yorkshire, where like his fellow pupil Henry Moore, he attended Leeds College of Art, 1914-17, before joining the Royal Flying Corps during World War I until 1919. By 1920 he has shown his first work in public at Leeds City Art Gallery, and within three years in London at the Goupil Gallery, who were later to become his agents. He showed regularly at the West Riding Artists exhibitions and produced designs for theatres in Leeds and Castleford. During the World War II, he painted murals in army camp canteens and helped with theatrical entertainment. In 1943 he was appointed art master at Bridlington School, a post terminated by his early death. In 1986 a retrospective exhibition was held at Michael Parkin Gallery, London.

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Code pq285
Artist Albert Wainwright (1898-1943)
Date Mid 20th Century
Dimensions 22 x 16.7cm
Medium Pen and Ink
Style Realism
Subject Nudes
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