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John Cherrington (1931-2015) - 1959 Oil, The Farmer in his Field

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A fine post-impressionistic portrait in oil by the listed British artist John Cherrington (1931-2015). The artist has depicted an elderly farmer, walking in a field with stylised foliate branches to the foreground. The vivid colour of the background contrasts with the subject and finer facial details, conveying a distinct sense of character. Signed and dated '59 to the reverse. On board.


In fine condition overall. Minor scuffing to the edges of the board.


58.1 x 44.3cm (22.9" x 17.4")
Sheet: 62.8 x 48.4cm (24.7" x 19.1")

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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 km755
Artist John Cherrington (1931-2015)
Date 1959
Dimensions 58.1 x 44.3cm
Framed No
Medium Oil
Style Postimpressionism
Subject Portrait
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