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John Cherrington (1931-2015) - 20th Century Oil, Abstract Study In Purple



A vibrant and abstract composition by the listed artist John Cherrington. His shapes are reminiscent of flowers, with organic, sweeping brush strokes. Completed in Cherrington's distinctive and refreshing style. Unsigned. On board.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some surface marks. There appears to be some areas of discolouration or reaction with a wash on the surface of the paint.


45 x 51.7cm (17.7" x 20.4")
Sheet: 49.8 x 55.2cm (19.6" x 21.7")

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Artist Biography

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.

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Code km340
Artist John Cherrington (1931-2015)
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 45 x 51.7cm
Framed No
Medium Oil
Style Abstract
Subject Abstract
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