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John Cherrington (1931-2015) - 20th Century Oil, Portrait of a Man in Sepia



A characterful portrait of a gentleman furtively glancing directly at the viewer, by the British listed artist John Cherrington (1931-2015). The artist has captured expressive elements of the sitter in subtle sepia tones, giving an unusual intensity to the work. The work has been completed in dynamic broad brushstrokes giving a profound feeling of unease to the overall composition. Unsigned. On board.


There is some light surface dirt and paper residue in areas to the upper right corner. Overall the appearance is very good.


61.9 x 41.4cm (24.4" x 16.3")
Sheet: 62.5 x 42.2cm (24.6" x 16.6")

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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 kk948
Artist John Cherrington (1931-2015)
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 61.9 x 41.4cm
Framed No
Medium Oil
Style Expressionism
Subject Portrait
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