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Jad Davies (1909-1998) - Mid 20th Century Oil, Gentleman in a Blue Suit

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Description

By the British caricaturist Jad Davies. Here he has captured an elderly gentleman finely dressed in a blue suit and red waistcoat. Completed in Jad's distinctive style. Signed. On canvas board.

Condition

With losses of paint to the upper edge of the board. Various small pin holes also visible to the upper and lower edge. With discolouration.

Size

26.2 x 20.7cm (10.3" x 8.1")
Sheet: 31.2 x 25.7cm (12.3" x 10.1")

Collection Information

From a collection of caricatures and portraits by the satirical artist Jad Davies (1909-1998).

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Artist Biography

Alexander William Davies, otherwise known as 'Jad' was born in Glamorgan, South Wales. He was a self-taught artist who retired to St. Ives, Cornwall, in 1970, only then attending St. Ives School of Painting. Davies had been a teacher of science and mathematics from 1930-35 and a then businessman until his retirement in 1960.

His life-long pastime was drawing the faces of notable personalities which they then would sign. He amassed a vast collection, many of which were reproduced in the national newspapers.

Davies was known for his 'Lightning Sketches' that captured many people that he met, either casually or from a wide circle of friends and acquaintances in the business and sporting worlds, most of whom were delighted to autograph their likeness on the spot. He exhibited widely at the RBSA, St. Ives Society of Artists, the Cartoonists' Club of Great Britain and Sutton Coldfield Art Society.

More Information
Code kk747
Artist Jad Davies (1909-1998)
Date Mid 20th Century
Dimensions 26.2 x 20.7cm
Framed No
Medium Oil
Style Illustration Art
Subject Portrait
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