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Snow in Midhurst’78~ Vernon Southward


Snow in Midhurst’78~ Vernon Southward


Title: Winter in Sussex `78

Exhibited: Paris Salon1980. No.2959

Artist Vernon Southward  (1911-81) British
Detail: Oil on canvas: 16 x20 in. Frame: 23 x 27 in.) Signed, dated 1978
Price: £2,850
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Vernon Southward

(1911-81) British

Winter in Sussex `78

Exhibited: Paris Salon1980. No.2959, illustrated.

Oil on Canvas: 16 x 20 in. frame. 23 x 27. Signed& dated ’78. Original Gallery frame, exhibition labels verso

Vernon Southward was born and educated in France, moved to Southampton in 1930s. In 1942 he moved to Osterley in Middlesex where he worked at BOAC.

Southward studied at the Heatherley School of Art, London, at the end of the war where he was taught by the Scottish colourist Iain McNab. From 1950 Southward began to exhibit in London at the Royal Institute of Watercolourists, Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

His later pictures show the influence of the great Impressionists, including Monet, Van Gogh and Cezanne.

Southward retired in 1976 and moved to Midhurst, W.Sussex, and exhibited at the Paris Salon where he was an Associate Member of the Society of French Artists. 13 major works, were exhibited at the Salon between 1972-1981, and in 1975 he received an ‘Honourable Mention’.

Landscape in snow was a favourite subject of Vernon Southward, and his last exhibited picture, Snow near Midhurst, was shown in May 1981 at the Salon of the Grand Palace of Champs-Elysees

Gallery notes: This fabulous snow scenes shows the influence of the French impressionist Camille Pissarro. Our gallery owns the largest private collection of paintings by Vernon Southward. Pls. enquire.

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