Christopher Alexander (1926-1982) - 1948 Shoe Polish Drawing, A Portly Man
DescriptionA fine figurative portrait of a middle aged gentleman by the British artist Christopher Alexander ARE ARCA (1926-1982). Through a delicate treatment of light, and subtle shading, the artist has produced a detailed subject with a monochrome palette. Alexander had a specialism in figurative drawing, and this work demonstrates both his skill in unusual mediums, and subtle shading of form to portray the character accurately. Well presented in a double card mount and metallic effect frame. Label on the reverse gives title of the artwork and original price. Signed and dated.
Some minor marks to the frame. Overall in fine condition.
32.4 x 21.4cm (12.8" x 8.4")Framed Size: 52.9 x 40.6cm (20.8" x 16")
From a collection of drawings by the listed artist Christopher Alexander. Some feature in his book 'Christopher Alexander, Drawings & Sketches by a Modern Kentish Master'.
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From a humble background in Margate, Kent, and with an education disrupted by the Second World War, Christopher Alexander (1926-1982) worked tirelessly on his drawing skills and eventually achieved a place at the Royal College of Art.
After graduating, he accepted a teaching job at the Thanet School of Art, before moving to the Canterbury College of Art, where his particular specialism was figure drawing. An inspirational, amusing and dedicated teacher, he still found time to produce a phenomenal number of drawings and oil paintings.
|Artist||Christopher Alexander (1926-1982)|
|Dimensions||32.4 x 21.4cm|
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