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Ronald Olley (b.1923) - 20th Century Oil, Street Scene with a Violinist

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Description

A very fine street scene in oil by the British listed artist Ronald Olley (b.1923), depicting a couple with other figures outdoors, listening to a man playing the violin behind, and looking left. The bases of large classical columns can be seen in the background, and the artist has chosen an unusual angle, adding interest to the composition. Executed in Olley's expressive style with a warm, rich colour palette. On canvas laid to board. Signed to the lower left corner.

Condition

In fine condition overall. Inspection under UV light reveals no restoration. The edges of the canvas and board have been roughly cut.

Size

31.6 x 37.8cm (12.4" x 14.9")
Sheet: 34.1 x 40cm (13.4" x 15.7")

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 km022
Artist Ronald Olley (b.1923)
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 31.6 x 37.8cm
Framed No
Medium Oil
Style Realism
Subject Genre Scene
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