The Confrontation

Deirdre Henty-Creer
(Fl.from late 1930’s)British
Title The Confrontation
Category Recently Sold
Medium & Size Oil on canvas:48x32 inc. (Frame: 55x40 inc.) Signed.
Price Band up to £2,000
Location Hungerford
Biography

London Painter of still life, portrait, wild life, marine and genre, born in Sydney, Australia. Self-taught in art, after a private education. Her father was a captain in the Royal Navy, with whom she had access to Naval vessels. Henty-Creer was accredited to the Ministry of Information, 1940-5 where she worked as an official War Art; on the council of United Artists and Chelsea Art Society at various times, and the committee of the Armed Forces Art Society; and represented Great Britain in Sport in Art in the VII Olympiad at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Henty-Creer was the youngest artist to exhibit at the London Royal Academy at the age of 17.She also exhibited at the RBA,NEAC and elseware.Had solo shows at Fine Art Society,1941, later ones including Quantas Gallery from 1970,Cooling Gallery, Frost & Reed, Harrods, and a retrospective of 60 years at Bartley Drew Gallery 1997. Her work has been reproduced by the Medici Society, Warren of Ware, Chrysons of California, and Gruhen of Innsbruck.

Henty-Creer’s work can be found in the private collections of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, and Lord Rank. Museums in Cape Town, Eastbourne, Bournemouth, Oxford, Gosport (Submarine Museum), Portsmouth (Victory Museum) holds her work. Portraits included H.R.H Prince Michael of Ken., Sir John Kerr, Governor-General of Australia., Sir Henry Leach, First Sea Lord.

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