Eve Disher (1894-1991) - Mid 20th Century Gouache, Study of a Man
A deep palette is applied with countless layers of dry, feathery brush strokes to create a gently blurred portrait full of atmospheric depth and charisma.
This emotive portrait is well presented in a white and black double mount.On wove.
In fine condition.
40 x 40cm (15.7" x 15.7")
Disher (1894-1991) was a painter born in London She studied at Hornsey School of Art. During World War I she worked for the London Fire Service. After leaving home to marry the theatre critic Willson Disher she became friendly with members of the Bloomsbury Group. When her marriage broke up in the late 1920's Disher began a relationship with a member of John Grierson's General Post Office film unit and became involved in its work. After the war she travelled widely, living in South Africa and Jamaica, paying her way by painting portraits. For many years she shared a studio with Vera Cuningham, whose work influenced her style. Disliking the smell of oil paint Eve Disher opted for gouache, and as well as portraits – which included Professor J B S Haldane, now in the National Portrait Gallery – she sometimes painted flower pictures and urban scenes. She exhibited with the London Artists' Association, SWA, WIAC and at the Matthiesen Gallery. Late in her life a solo exhibition of her work was held at Foyle's Gallery, London in 1987. Examples of her work are in the collections of the Ashmolean, Oxford and in Ballarat Art Gallery, South Australia.
|Artist||Eve Disher (1894-1991)|
|Date||Mid 20th Century|
|Dimensions||40 x 40cm|
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