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Attrib. Gerald French (1927-2000) - 20th Century Oil, Preparing Vegetable Stock



A charmingly rustic oil still life showing a pile of onions on a wooden kitchen bench with a measuring jug full of brown liquid and several other vessels. The painting has a tangible domesticity with muted colours and honest subject matter. The painting is unsigned but bears the label of the Trustees of Gerald French. This same label can be found on many other of French's works that are signed and currently available on the market. On board.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. Some wear to the outer edges of the board.


56 x 92cm (22" x 36.2")

Artist Biography

Gerald French (1927-2001) was a paint of portraits, landscapes and abstracts, mainly self-taught, who studied part-time at Bradford School of Art. He studied alongside David Hockney, who he sketched on a number of occasions.
Gerald French was a member of Bradford Art Club. He attended Hanson School in Bradford and lived at Carrington Street, Low Moor, for most of his life.
In 2002, a selection of his paintings were shown alongside other Bradford artists, including David Hockney and Doug Binder, at ‘The Bradford Years’ exhibition at the Dean Clough gallery, Halifax. Doug Binder wrote that he was particularly impressed by French’s ability to blend colours on the palette

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Code rg942
Artist Attrib. Gerald French (1927-2000)
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 56 x 92cm
Medium Oil
Style Impressionism
Subject Still Life
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