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Carolyn Sergeant (1937-2018) - Signed & Framed 1966 Oil, French Orchard



The stunning oil painting depicts the scenery around Biot, a picturesque medieval village in the South of France. Carolyn Sergeant is known for her detailed still life studies, and this artwork is a clear example of her ability to capture reality whilst maintaining her expressive style. The vibrant blue tones to the sky contrasts with the warm orchard to perfectly capture the essence of the French countryside. This landscape piece has a fluidity uncommon in many of her still life studies. The time restrictions placed on a painter working en plein air has had an interesting impact, causing Sergeant to adopt a more rapid brushstroke. While the richness of tone typical of Sergeant's usual work has not been lost, this piece emanates an added energy. A dynamic piece, it is clear the artist thoroughly enjoyed the artistic process. Signed, dated and inscribed 'Near Biot South of France' on the reverse. Well presented in a contemporary antique effect frame. On board.


In fine condition. Inspection under UV light reveals no restoration.


26 x 37cm (10.2" x 14.6")
Framed Size: 37 x 48cm (14.6" x 18.9")

Artist Biography

Carolyn Sergeant nee Alison Margaret Carolyn Cann in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. She studied at Wimbledon School of Art 1955-59 and at the Royal Academy Schools from graduating in 1962 where she was a silver medallist and where met and married her fellow art student John Sergeant. She has had solo exhibitions in London at the Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery in 1969 and 1971 and Waterman Fine Art Gallery in 1994 before her first exhibition at Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox in May 1997. In 1992 she held a solo exhibition at the Brian Sinfield Gallery in Burford and her pictures have been included in mixed exhibitions at the Leicester Galleries, Roland, Browse & Delbanco and in numerous galleries in the provinces. In 2003 she had a solo exhibition at the Fine Art Society, London and in 2008 Colnaghi, London exhibited her work.

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Code kj734
Artist Carolyn Sergeant (1937-2018)
Date 1966
Dimensions 26 x 37cm
Framed Yes
Medium Oil
Style Expressionism
Subject Landscape
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