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Ronald Olley (b.1923) - Fine c. 2000 Mixed Media, War Horse Cart

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Description

A very fine expressionistic oil painting with acrylic detail by the listed artist Ronald Olley. The dynamic and expressive brushstrokes, the use of vivid colours, and the depiction of the fallen horse convey a real sense of the brutality of the war. The painting has been signed to the lower right and is well presented in a double card mount and a light coloured thick wooden frame. Signed. On canvas board.

Condition

Painting, mount and frame are all in excellent condition. Inspection under UV light does not reveal any restoration.

Size

25.9 x 31.9cm (10.2" x 12.6")
Framed Size: 47.8 x 52.1cm (18.8" x 20.5")

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.

More Information
Code kk973
Artist Ronald Olley (b.1923)
Date c. 2000
Dimensions 25.9 x 31.9cm
Framed Yes
Medium Mixed Media
Style Expressionism
Subject Military
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