Philip Connard RA, RWA (1875-1958) - Signed Graphite Drawing, Study of Fishermen
DescriptionA charming graphite study of fishermen and various other figures. Signed to the lower left along with a studio stamp. On wove.
The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration.
12.1 x 16.4cm (4.8" x 6.5")Sheet: 13.6 x 17.1cm (5.4" x 6.7")
Connard originally attended evening classes in art and through this won a scholarship in textile design to the Royal College of Arts in London. There he won a prize of £100 which enabled him to go to Paris to study, although shortly returned to London where he worked as an illustrator before obtaining a position at the Lamberth School of Art.
At 40 when the World War One broke out, Connard volunteered as a private, and reached the rank of Captain, He was later appointed an official war artist to the Royal Navy.
Today his work can be found in the Tate Gallery, London; the Musee d'Orsay, Paris; as well as the Royal Academy, London and the Ashmolean, Oxford.
He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1918 and became a full Academician in 1925. He was Keeper of the Royal Academy school, the principal tutor, from 1945 to 1949.
|Artist||Philip Connard RA, RWA (1875-1958)|
|Date||Mid 20th Century|
|Dimensions||12.1 x 16.4cm|
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