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John Ivor Stewart PPPS (1936-2018) - Contemporary Pastel, Opium Poppies



A striking pastel study showing vibrant pink and orange poppies by the prolific British artist, John Ivor Stewart.

Embracing the pastel medium, Stewart creates softened yet vivid impressions of his floral forms. Combining an impressionistic approach to colour with a highly layered composition, Stewart's unique style challenges fine art convention. Championing an often overlooked medium, the work is surprisingly contemporary in character. This particular artwork clearly displays his distinctive artistic vision.

Well presented in a double card mount and modern gilt effect wooden frame. With the artist's own label to the reverse.

Signed and incsribed on the reverse. On wove.


In very good condition overall, for a picture of this age. There are some minor marks to the edges of the frame, and scuffing to the corners.


49 x 34cm (19.3" x 13.4")
Framed Size: 79.7 x 64cm (31.4" x 25.2")

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Artist Biography

John Ivor Stewart (1936-2018) was born in Northern Ireland Co Antrim in July 1936. He studied at Belfast College of Art 1956-60, Reading University for his ATD in 1960, and later the Cardiff College of Art for his ADAE 1973-74. He was a founder member of the Society of Botanical Artists 1982, and was elected a member of the Pastel Society in 1987. He won the Major Prize as a non-member in 1986 and twice again as a member in 1992 and 1997.

In his time as a member of the Pastel Society, he served as Honorary Treasurer and Membership Secretary, and was elected President 2009-12. Until 2017, he held the post of Education Officer for the Pastel Society. He retired as a full-time art teacher at Frensham Heights in 1990.

His paintings in the Societies' exhibitions were un-inhibited and full of passion, showing his admiration for women and his love of flowers and botanical studies. In conversations, he often expressed sadness at the disengagement from the voluptuousness in certain aspects of British art.

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Code kn704
Artist John Ivor Stewart PPPS (1936-2018)
Date Contemporary
Dimensions 49 x 34cm
Medium Pastel
Style Expressionism
Subject Floral & Botanical
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