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Ronald Olley (b.1923) - Framed 20th Century Watercolour, Continental Landscape



A delightful watercolour landscape with gum arabic by listed artist Ronald Olley. Here the artist has used washes of light watercolour with expressive brushstrokes to create a delicate composition that wonderfully captures this continental landscape. Well presented in a double card mount and contemporary wooden frame. Signed. On wove.


There are minor areas of discolouration, most noticeably to the sky area. Small mark to the frame at lower left, as seen in images.


20.4 x 31.8cm (8" x 12.5")
Framed Size: 39.4 x 50.4cm (15.5" x 19.8")

Collection Information

Sulis Fine Art is proud to present this fine collection of works from the studio of the British artist Ronald Olley. Some of the works bear the stamp 'ORO', which stands for Owen Ronald Olley, the artist's birthname.

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Artist Biography

Ronald Olley was born in 1923, and studied at both the Harrow Art School and the Central School, London. His father served as a soldier throughout the First World War, and Olley joined the army in 1942. He witnessed the bombing of Bath, England, before being stationed at El Alamein in Egypt, and Italy.

As well as landscape and figure painting, Olley has had numerous commissions for portraits, mainly of women and children. As one of the last artists to paint World War II from personal experience, a significant part of his portfolio depicts battlegrounds and war-torn landscapes. These have been painted using significant research and photographs, alongside Olley's own knowledge of the front line.

His work has been shown at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists, as well as in exhibitions at the Medici Gallery and at Duncan Campbell. His pictures have been bought by collectors in Europe, the USA, Australia, Africa and Japan.

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Code kk693
Artist Ronald Olley (b.1923)
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 20.4 x 31.8cm
Framed Yes
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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