John Cherrington (1931-2015) - 1964 Oil, The Older Sister
A very fine colourful portrait scene in oil, by the listed British artist John Cherrington (1931-2015). A young girl is seated at a school desk, with a small boy, perhaps her younger brother, attempting to reach for the inkwells. His vibrant and dynamic colour-blocking is reminiscent of the fauvist palette. Cherrington displays his high proficiency for portraiture, in this relatively early work.
Cherrington's work borrows aesthetic characteristics from realism and post-impressionism, creating a perfectly balanced contrast. Cherrington's art historical knowledge allows him to combine traditional techniques with a contemporary approach to develop his own distinctive style.
Well-presented in a gilt wooden frame with plain cove, as shown. Signed to the lower right corner, and dated 1964.On canvas on stretchers.
In fine condition overall. Inspection under UV light reveals no restoration. There are some surface marks and scuffing to the frame.
90 x 69.6cm (35.4" x 27.4")Framed Size: 105 x 84.7cm (41.3" x 33.3")
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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||90 x 69.6cm|
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