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Alfred Kingsley Lawrence (1893-1975)   BIOGRAPHY

Rome April 1922
Framed (ref: 2916)
Signed and dated 9/10/12 April 1922
Watercolour on paper, 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm.)


Lawrence was the Rome Scholar in Painting for 1923.  This ambitious watercolour, produced over three days, is much in the spirit of the celebrated panoramic metropolitan 18th watercolours by Ghandi

Alfred Kingsley Lawrence (1893-1975)

Painter of pictures and murals and draughtsman, born in Lewes, Sussex. He studied at King Edward VII School of Art in Newcastle upon Tyne under Richard Hatton, at Royal College of Art with William Rothenstein and then in Italy as a Prix de Rome winner, 1923. Elected RA in 1938. Lawrence was a fine figure painter and a RA stalwart for many years, his work having a strong underlying draughtsmanship. Also showed RP of which he was a member and widely abroad. Among Lawrence's notable murals are ones in Laing Art Gallery and Museum, Newcastle; Palace of Westminster; and Bank of England. Lived in London

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