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John Cherrington (1931-2015) - 1992 Watercolour, Resting on a Bench II



A fine and expressive work in watercolour with gum arabic, and chalk details, by the listed British artist John Cherrington (1931-2015). The figure appears slumped, resting or sleeping on a public wooden bench. The artist has combined considered yet expressive brushwork with a distinctly calm and muted palette. Signed and dated. On board.


In very good condition overall, with only minor surface discolouration.


43.4 x 39.4cm (17.1" x 15.5")
Sheet: 63.3 x 42.8cm (24.9" x 16.9")

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Artist Biography

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.

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Code pp375
Artist John Cherrington (1931-2015)
Date 1992
Dimensions 43.4 x 39.4cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
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