John Cherrington (1931-2015) - 1989 Oil, Portrait of an Elderly Gentleman
DescriptionAn interesting and dynamic portrait of a well-dressed elderly gentleman near a window, by the British listed artist John Cherrington (1931-2015). An emotive style with large visible brush strokes give this work a sense of modernity, contrasting with the age of the sitter. This is most evident in the use of contour, with the subject in a reflective pose. Signed within the composition to the upper left quadrant, and dated '89. Signed and dated. On board.
There is an area of impact damage to the upper left corner, where an object has broken through the board, as shown, however this is structurally sound. Overall in good condition, with some minor surface marks.
32.2 x 19.8cm (12.7" x 7.8")Sheet: 36.4 x 21.8cm (14.3" x 8.6")
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John Cherrington was born in 1931. He studied at Hornsea Art College, and moved to Paris at the age of 16 to study art and art history. Cherrington served in the Army for eight years, and afterwards qualified as an art teacher. He taught art in London until moving to Herefordshire in 1977.
Cherrington was a prolific but relatively unknown painter, due to his shyness and unwillingness to put forward his work. Despite this reluctance, many of his paintings were accepted by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters between 1969 and 1974. His wonderful sketches of local characters are full of expression and talent. He produced paintings of bulls for local farmers, and was known to sketch customers in pubs.
Cherrington said his art was “stimulated by the visual world around him, which he found both tormenting and marvellous”.
Cherrington passed away in 2015 in North Wales.
|Artist||John Cherrington (1931-2015)|
|Dimensions||32.2 x 19.8cm|
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