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James Arundel Massey (1875-1960) - Framed Oil, Impressionist Landscape, Solitude

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A mid 20th century oil from English painter James Arundel Massey (1875-1960). Massey was born in Bradford and spent the majority of his life and career in the North of England. This fine example of his work displays his confident brush strokes and bold colour choices, with areas of impasto used to create depth in the woodland landscape. The shapes Massey creates in the reflections and rippling waters of the river which cuts through the composition have an abstract nature to them, adding to the successful qualities of the painting. Massey showed at the Royal Academy, Paris salon and extensively in the provinces. The City Art Gallery in Bradford holds a large quantity of his work and gave him a retrospective in 1959. Signed. On board.


A few minor marks to the frame, and some surface dirt. Otherwise in very good condition. Inspection under UV light reveals no restoration.


41 x 54cm (16.1" x 21.3")
Framed Size: 51 x 63cm (20.1" x 24.8")

Artist Biography

English painter born in Bradford in 1875, although he also lived for a time in Lincolnshire. Massey was a light house builder and refurbisher by profession, and did not begin painting seriously until the late 1930's, when he began to study part time at Bradford arts club. Massey exhibited his work at the Royal Academy, Paris salon and extensively in the French provinces.

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Code kj078
Artist James Arundel Massey (1875-1960)
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 41 x 54cm
Medium Oil
Style Impressionism
Subject Landscape
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