Elvic Steele (1920-1997) - 20th Century Oil, Greenhouse Window
DescriptionA charmingly composed still life view by the listed artist Elvic Steele (1920-1997), depicting sunflowers and plants on a window sill, with an apple and a bee, in the artist's particularly colourful style. Signed on the reverse.On board.
In very good condition overall. Inspection under UV light reveals no restoration. Some minor surface scuffing around the edges.
76.3 x 60.2cm (30" x 23.7")
Elvic Steele (1920-1997) grew up in the countryside and developed a passion for nature that lasted all her life. She became an experienced biologist and botanist as well as a keen gardener. Her interpretation of plants in her art, the attention to detail reveals the depth of her knowledge of nature.
In 1946 she was awarded a sabbatical to attend the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing at Benton End in Suffolk, run by Sir Cedric Morris. It was in Morris' delightful garden at Benton End that she found a great deal of her inspiration and continued studying and painting there until the 1970's. Her work was shown regularly at the Colchester Art Society Exhibitions and she had a solo show in 1960. In 1963 she took up Evening Classes at the Dunmow Art Group in Essex. Held two solo exhibitions at the Royal Spa Centre whilst living in Leamington and also showed her work at the Leamington Museum.
|Artist||Elvic Steele (1920-1997)|
|Dimensions||76.3 x 60.2cm|
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