Bookham : Surrey
19th, 20th & 21st Century Artists
(1935 - 2006)
Sadly, Brian died in March 2006
oil 8 x 10 ins
|Brian Hagger (1935 - 2006)
Brain Hagger is a painter of urban scenes in oils.
He was born on 29th January 1935 in Bury St Edmunds educated at
West Suffolk County Grammar School, Ipswich School of Art between
1952 and 1956 and the Royal College of Art between 1958 and 1961.
He became a studio assistant to William Scott and exhibited his
work in the open air art shows in Piccadilly and Kings Road Chelsea
where he was noticed by the American owner of the new Bramante Gallery
in Victoria. He had 4 one man shows at Bramante Galleries, London
and many mixed shows between 1968 and 1971. He showed at the Thackeray
Gallery between 1971 and 1976 where he had 5 one man shows. In 1977
he had a one man show with Langton Gallery in Chealsea. He exhibited
at the RA during the 1960s 70s and 80s. From 1978 he exhibited at
a number of galleries Furneaux Gallery in Wimbledon, Mill Hill Gallery
in north London, Selective Eye Gallery in Jersey and Guernsey and
the Pheonix Galleries in Lavenham Suffolk and Highgate, North London
and Frames of Norwich. He has sold over 400 paintings in this period.
He was a member of the Norwich Twenty Group. . His paintings often
depict the faded areas of Chelsea and Fulham as well as Brighton.
He uses strong draughtsmanship and restrained colour to capture
the atmosphere of particular locations. "I have always been interested
in Urban landscape and seascape. This has been the subject matter
of my work for most of my life. The buildings in question are painted
as I see them, although this may sometimes produce architectural
changes for the sake of the painting - although almost photographic
in concept I try to base them on sound principle of abstract design.
An important part of the paintings are the figures which are stylised
and simplified to suit the painting in question" Brian Hagger's
(1900 - 1981)
from the West"
watercolour 18 x 6.5ins
|Robert Leslie Howey (1900 - 1981)
Painter of Landscapes, seascapes and portraits
in pastel, oil and watercolour. Born at West Hartlepool, County
Durham son of John William Howey. He studied at the Hartlepool
School of Art. He exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy and
the Society of British Artists and also in the provinces. He worked
mainly in the North of England. A one man show of his work was
held at the Gray Art Gallery in Hartlepool in 1949. Robert Howey
accompanied his father who was a member of the Staithes Group
of Artists on painting trips to the Yorkshire coast with many
well known artists including Rowland Hill one of the founder members
of the Staithes Group of Artists, Mark Senior and Florence Hess.
One of the first British artists to proliferate linocut work.
He is listed as living at 108 Percy Street in West Hartlepool
and died at Seaton Carew, Hartlepool in 1981.
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Russell Squirrell RWS RI RE PS SGA
(1893 - 1979)
The The Shambles York 1935"
21 of 40 aquatint 12.5 x 8.5 ins
|Leonard Russell Squirrell RWS RI RE PS SGA (1893
Leonard Squirrell was born in Ipswich and studied
art at Ipswich School of Art under George Robert Rushton RI RBA
RBSA 1869 -1948 and at the Slade under Henry Tonks. Leonard won
a British Institution Scholarship in 1915 for engraving and a gold
medal at the International Print Makers' Exhibition at Los Angeles
in 1925 and 1930, a silver in 1923 and was a founder member of the
Ipswich Art Club. Leonard exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal
Society of Marine Artists, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour
Royal Scottish Academy and Royal Society of Painter - Etchers and
Engravers. Work of his is in several public collections including
the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. It was for
his etching, a technique he mastered totally, that he is chiefly
Richmond (exh 1912 - 1944)
Old Harbour Honfleur"
oil 14 x 19ins
|Leonard Richmond (1889-1965)
Landscape, figure painter and teacher. Studied
art at Taunton School of Art and Chelsea Polytechnic. He exhibited
at the Royal Academy, the Fine Art Society, Walker Gallery, Lanham's
in St Ives, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Institute
of Oil Painters and Walker Gallery in Liverpool. He also showed
extensively abroad where he won various awards including the Tuthill
Prize at Chicago International Watercolour Exhibition in 1928
and a silver medal at the Paris Salon in 1947. He lived in London
and moved to Guildford in 1935 his addresses were Lancaster, Woodland
Avenue and 30 Litchfield Way, Onslow Village. He moved to St Ives
and then returned to London. He has written instructional books
"The Art of Painting in Pastel", "The Art of Landscape Painting"
and "The Techniques of Oil Painting"
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