Venice Café, pastel, signed/dated 1989,
18" x 12" sight, 25"
About the paintings: Excellent unframed condition.
About the Artist: The artist was born 1922 in Sheffield. He
studied art at the Sheffield College of Art
and at the Royal College of Art under the
guidance of Carel Weight.
From 1950-87 he was a lecturer in painting
and drawing at the Cleveland College
in Hartlepool. In 1957 he was included
Jack Beddington's volume Young Artists of Promise and in the following year he became a member
of the Royal Society of British Artists.
He has exhibited extensively at the Royal
Academy, The Royal Society of Portrait painters,
The Leicester Galleries and elsewhere in
mixed exhibitions. He received a number of
important commissions in his career as an
artist, most notably in 1992 when he executed
two paintings for the Sultan of Oman.
There were a number of important one
exhibitions - The Gray Art Gallery
in 1967; Billingham Art Gallery in
and Middlesbrough Art Gallery in 1984.
work is now in many public and private
both in the UK and overseas.
Provenance: The artist's studio sale in 2004. (Aproximately 200 paintings, about 150 sketches,
and artist's materials belonging to the artist,
were included in a sale by Anderson &
Garland, Newcastle fine art auctioneer, on
June 29, 2004. At the time of that consignment,
Stephen Crowther was in his eighties and
living in a Norfolk nursing home. The auction
received special attention because of correspondence
with film director Ridley Scott, a former
Hartlepool student of the artist who had
admired a painting he observed over Crowther's
shoulder in a BBC interview with Crowther
about Scott's career.)
Venice Cafe - $ 795.00 inclusive of S/H/I*
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