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John Ivor Stewart PPPS (1936-2018) - Signed Contemporary Pastel, La Franois



A vibrant contemporary pastel by the artist John Ivor Stewart, depicting Le Frasnois in Jura, Eastern France. John Ivor Stewart had a passion for portraying the dynamic essence of nature and the world around him, which is evident in this particular piece. His technique of expressive yet delicate brushwork illustrates the simple beauty of the natural world, with organic shapes and bold colour.

Signed in the lower left hand corner with an inscribed label on reverse, as shown. Well presented in a dark blue frame with speckled gilt effect detailing, as shown.

Signed and incsribed on the reverse. On wove.


In fine condition. Inspection under UV light reveals no restoration.


24.6 x 33.7cm (9.7" x 13.3")
Framed Size: 42.6 x 51.5cm (16.8" x 20.3")

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Artist Biography

John Ivor Stewart (1936-2018) was born in Northern Ireland Co Antrim in July 1936. He studied at Belfast College of Art 1956-60, Reading University for his ATD in 1960, and later the Cardiff College of Art for his ADAE 1973-74. He was a founder member of the Society of Botanical Artists 1982, and was elected a member of the Pastel Society in 1987. He won the Major Prize as a non-member in 1986 and twice again as a member in 1992 and 1997.

In his time as a member of the Pastel Society, he served as Honorary Treasurer and Membership Secretary, and was elected President 2009-12. Until 2017, he held the post of Education Officer for the Pastel Society. He retired as a full-time art teacher at Frensham Heights in 1990.

His paintings in the Societies' exhibitions were un-inhibited and full of passion, showing his admiration for women and his love of flowers and botanical studies. In conversations, he often expressed sadness at the disengagement from the voluptuousness in certain aspects of British art.


Le Frasnois, Jura, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France, 39130

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Code kn607
Artist John Ivor Stewart PPPS (1936-2018)
Date Contemporary
Dimensions 24.6 x 33.7cm
Framed Yes
Medium Pastel
Style Postimpressionism
Subject Landscape
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