John Cherrington (1931-2015) - 1990 Oil, Portrait of a Seated Elderly Gentleman
DescriptionAn emotive and finely composed portrait of a seated elderly gentleman, on a bench beside a shop front window, by the British artist John Cherrington (1931-2015). Using a wide-ranging palette and carefully constructed layers, Cherrington has produced a beautifully composed scene, retaining a full sense of character in the subject. This work is one of the finest examples of both his subtle depiction of reflections, and his command of the realist style. Signed and dated. On board.
In fine condition.
54.4 x 40.5cm (21.4" x 15.9")Sheet: 60.5 x 45.5cm (23.8" x 17.9")
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John Cherrington was born in 1931. He studied at Hornsea Art College, and moved to Paris at the age of 16 to study art and art history. Cherrington served in the Army for eight years, and afterwards qualified as an art teacher. He taught art in London until moving to Herefordshire in 1977.
Cherrington was a prolific but relatively unknown painter, due to his shyness and unwillingness to put forward his work. Despite this reluctance, many of his paintings were accepted by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters between 1969 and 1974. His wonderful sketches of local characters are full of expression and talent. He produced paintings of bulls for local farmers, and was known to sketch customers in pubs.
Cherrington said his art was “stimulated by the visual world around him, which he found both tormenting and marvellous”.
Cherrington passed away in 2015 in North Wales.
|Artist||John Cherrington (1931-2015)|
|Dimensions||54.4 x 40.5cm|
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