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John Strevens (1902-1990) - Mid 20th Century Pen and Ink Drawing, At the Races



A wonderful illustrative study by the British artist John Strevens. Depicting an Edwardian couple enjoying a day at the races. With waterclour wash. Well presented in a washline mount and silver frame. Signed. On wove.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some minor discolouration. With some small marks to the frame.


48 x 32cm (18.9" x 12.6")
Framed Size: 68 x 51cm (26.8" x 20.1")

Artist Biography

Frederick John Lloyd Strevens (1902-1990), known as John, was born in Upton Park, Essex the son of a wharf labourer. Self-taught, his depictions of aristocratic Edwardian-era women set in lush floral environments were his trademark. He developed a love of art through an autodidact study of the styles of such painters as Paul Delaroche and Henry Herbert La Thangue. Strevens regularly showed at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, and the Paris Salon, among others, and his work can be found among the collections of the British Council. After his death in 1990, at Loughton the Epping Forest District Museum in Waltham Abbey held a retrospective of his work in 1991.

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Code kp975
Artist John Strevens (1902-1990)
Date Mid 20th Century
Dimensions 48 x 32cm
Medium Pen and Ink
Style Illustration Art
Subject Illustration
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