Eyre, William (English)
1891 - 1979
Early March, Addington, Surrey, watercolor, signed,
11" x 14.5" unframed.
About the Painting: Very good condition. Title is from a Royal Institute
of Painters in Watercolour exhibition label that
was attached to the original frame backing. The watercolor has been re-framed
with conservation materials, including museum glass – ready for
hanging. New image available upon request.
About the Artist: William Eyre (1891-1979) was a landscape painter of
extraordinary talent who exhibited at the Croydon Art Society for the best
part of twenty years, with the likes of Hesketh
Hubbard, PRBA, ROI, FSA, Jack Merriott, RI, William
Watkins, RI, William Fryer and Cicely Mary Barker.
In 1971, Eyre moved to North Wales where he
remained for the rest of his life, however he still
regularly contributed to the Croydon Art Society’s
exhibitions, although he no longer put his works up for sale. His works
record the myriad of places that he visited, not only in England but on the Continent, and cover all
seasons, but it was the sublime landscapes of Northern
Wales that proved to be his final and most haunting inspiration;
he died there in 1979.
Eyre’s works show considerable skill in the handling of both oil and watercolour, two very different mediums, and his
landscapes have even been likened to Whistler. His confidence, sense of drama
and simplicity of technique has also drawn comparisons with Cotman and there is a clear link to be made with the work
of Edward Seago. Source: James Harvey
British Art, London.
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