The Harbour at St.Ives

John Anthony Park
(1880 – 1962) British
Title The Harbour at St.Ives
Category Recently Sold
Medium & Size Oil on canvas: 14 x 18 in. Frame: 20 ½ x 24 ½ in.Signed.
Price Band £10,000 - £20,000
Location Please Refer
Biography

Park was born in Preston, Lancashire and went on to become a painter of marines and landscapes. At the age of only 18 moved to St. Ives to work with the great artistic colony there.

He studied under Julius Olsson who encouraged him to go and study in Paris.

Strongly influenced by the French Impressionists, Park's work is always brightly coloured and spontaneous, his impressionistic touch with colour and light; best known for brilliantly coloured impressionistic depictions of boats in St Ives harbour (Such as this work).

He exhibited coastal and fishing scenes regularly at the Royal Academy.  Park travelled widely and exhibited at the Paris Salon where he was awarded a Gold Medal in 1924.

He helped form the St Ives Society of Artists.

In 1923 he was elected a member of The Royal Institute of Oil Painters and exhibited 63 paintings there. In 1934 became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and exhibited 27 paintings.

Works Represented: Manchester City Art Gallery, Salford Art Gallery and the Tate.

 

Bibl: British Artists 1880 – 1940

         20th Century Painters and Sculptors – Frances Spalding

 

Provenance: Private Collection, California, USA

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