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John Cherrington (1931-2015) - Signed 20th Century Watercolour, Hunching Man



An expressive 20th Century watercolour with chalk and graphite detailing, depicting an elderly man by the British listed artist John Cherrington (1931-2015). The artist has combined considered yet expressive brushwork with a distinctly calm and muted palette. Signed and dated in the lower left hand corner, with an inscription in the top left hand corner. Signed and dated and inscribed. On board.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some general discolouration, particularly around the edges.


55.4 x 35.6cm (21.8" x 14")
Sheet: 60.9 x 45cm (24" x 17.7")

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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 pp304
Artist John Cherrington (1931-2015)
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 55.4 x 35.6cm
Framed No
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
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