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John Cherrington (1931-2015) - Signed 1987 Oil, Abstracted Floral Still Life

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An expressive and abstracted study of a vibrant vase of flowers, by the British listed artist John Cherrington (1931-2015). The artist's use of rapid brush strokes and dynamic lines create a vivid sense of movement in the subject. Cherrington's skill at capturing a subjects unique characteristics is evident, in addition to the balanced composition and the use of contrasting areas of colour.

Signed and dated in the lower right hand corner, as shown.

Signed and dated. On board.


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


57.9 x 41.4cm (22.8" x 16.3")
Sheet: 60.9 x 43.2cm (24" x 17")

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Artist Biography

John Cherrington was born in 1931. He studied at Hornsea Art College, and moved to Paris at the age of 16 to study art and art history. Cherrington served in the Army for eight years, and afterwards qualified as an art teacher. He taught art in London until moving to Herefordshire in 1977.

Cherrington was a prolific but relatively unknown painter, due to his shyness and unwillingness to put forward his work. Despite this reluctance, many of his paintings were accepted by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters between 1969 and 1974. His wonderful sketches of local characters are full of expression and talent. He produced paintings of bulls for local farmers, and was known to sketch customers in pubs.

Cherrington said his art was “stimulated by the visual world around him, which he found both tormenting and marvellous”.

Cherrington passed away in 2015 in North Wales.

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Code kk659
Artist John Cherrington (1931-2015)
Date 1987
Dimensions 57.9 x 41.4cm
Framed No
Medium Oil
Style Abstract
Subject Floral & Botanical
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