Portrait of a Girl
Image size:12 x 8 inches
Oil on board
Image size: 15 ½ x 19 inches
Dame Laura Knight DBE RA RWS
1877 - 1970
The Trapeze Artists
Watercolour and pastel, signed bottom right
Image size: 22 x 15 inches
Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) was one of the most popular and pioneering British artists of the twentieth century. Her artistic career took her from Cornwall to Baltimore, and from the circus to the Nuremberg Trials. She painted dancers at the Ballets Russes and Gypsies at Epsom races, and was acclaimed for her work as an official war artist.
Knight used portraiture to capture contemporary life and culture, and her paintings are remarkable for their diverse range of subjects and settings.
Grand Prix Tours 1923
Featuring the Bugatti "TANK",no.6
Oil on canvas, signed lower right
Image size: 32½ x 25 inches
James Arden Grant
1885 - 1973
Ann Grant and her butler at 270 Fulham Road, Chelsea
Oil on canvas
Image size: 29 x 24 inches
James Arden Grant RP was born in Liverpool in 1887 and studied at the School of Art there, where he also later taught. He continued his training at the Academie Julian in Paris and in London at Central Technical School, and eventually became vice-principal of Central School of Arts and Crafts. In the years before World War I, Grant was a member of the Sandon Studios Society, the social hub for Liverpool's artistic community.
Grant married Ann Stringer Dawson in 1912, and a son, Ian, was born in 1925. In 1932 Grant became a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers. He was also President of the Pastel Society from 1945. A portrait by Grant was singled out for praise in the Glasgow Herald's review of the Society's Annual Exhibition in 1959.In 2001, Sothebys sold the contents of 41 Ladbroke Square, the home of Ian Grant, including many of his father's pictures. Ian had trained as an architect, was a founder and first secretary of the Victorian Society, and led the restoration of many important interiors, including the Palace of Westminster and the Royal Albert Hall. He died in 1998.
Johann Vincenz Cissarz
1873 - 1942
Image size: 19 x 49 inches
Oil on canvas, signed & dated "28"
Original Gilt frame
Johann Vincenz Cissarz was born on January 22nd 1873, Danzig, German Empire (today Gdańsk, the Republic of Poland) and died on December 22nd 1942, Frankfurt, Germany.
Johann Vincenz Cissarz was known for his paintings, illustrations, posters and typography.From 1891 until 1894 Cissarz studied at the academy of arts in Dresden, where he also worked as a graphic artist and designer. In 1916 he settled in Frankfurt, teaching painting at the Städel Art Institute until 1939.
1895 - 1967
Jack in the Box
Gouache, signed lower left
Image size: 3 ¾ inches
Acid free mount and black frame
View from a Bedroom Window
Oil on board
Image size: 12 x 15 inches
Oil on canvas
Image size: 39 ½ x 32 inches
1933 - 1984
Oil on canvas, signed verso
Image size: 23 x 29 inches
Contemporary style frame
Kenneth Newton was the most outstanding Royal Academy student of his generation, scooping first prize medals for drawing, portrait, landscape and life painting. Sir Gerald Kelly PRA acted as a mentor to Newton, recommending clients and at his own expense providing Newton with best quality paints, brushes and canvases.
In 1958, whilst painting Cubitt's Yacht Basin, Newton met Eleanor, who was staying on a barge there. They fell in love and married, having two children, Kimble and Kami.
Newton's friend and patron Richard Harris donated an important collection of paintings and drawings to Falmouth Art Gallery in 2002.
Harris Museum & Art Gallery
Falmouth Art Gallery
Alice Headley Neave
1903 - 1977
Oil on canvas, signed lower left
Image size: 24 x 28 inches
Born in Hastings in 1903, studied at the Slade School under Henry Tonks, and at the Royal Academy Schools under Sir Walter Russell.
Exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, New English Art Club, Womens International Art Club and the Paris Salon.
Fl. 1930 - 1950
London Back Gardens
Oil on canvas
Image size: 26 x 20 inches
Label for exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1947
The address for her is listed as "The Retreat, Codicote, Hitchin, Herts.