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John Cherrington (1931-2015) - Signed 20th Century Oil, Vibrant Portrait



An expressive oil painting depicting a figure wearing an overcoat by British listed artist John Cherrington. Indicating a fusion of influences, the artist has produced this characterful portrait in an expressionist style. The abstract background adds emphasis to the overall composition, while vivid colours add a sense of immediacy. Signed and dated ' 80 in the lower right hand corner, as shown. Signed and dated. On board.


There is some surface dirt and minor discolouration. The frame contains minor scuffed edges.


43.1 x 31.8cm (17" x 12.5")
Framed Size: 48.2 x 38.6cm (19" x 15.2")

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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 kn417
Artist John Cherrington (1931-2015)
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 43.1 x 31.8cm
Framed Yes
Medium Oil
Style Postimpressionism
Subject Portrait
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