Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - 20th Century British Art

Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)   BIOGRAPHY

 SOLD
 
Riding into Barmouth 1944
Framed (ref: 3188)

Oil on panel

10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.5 cm)


 


Exhibited: New English Art Club
WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Morley College London, 28 October -23 November 2016, cat 76. 

Literature: WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2016, cat 76, page 116.

Sold to the Imperial War Museum by Liss Llewellyn Fine Art in 2000.



Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)


English mural painter and designer trained at The Slade where she won joint first prize with Rex Whistler in 1924. They both went on to work on their own murals at the Highways boys club in Shadwell. Many important mural commissions followed throughout her long life. She also designed UK postage stamps, illustrated books and exhibited easel pictures in at The New English Art Club and Royal Academy. Her paintings are in many public gallery collections including The Tate , The Graves Art gallery Sheffield, The Imperial War Museum, Manchester City Art Gallery The London Transport Museum and The University Art gallery Liverpool. There are also several surviving mural paintings. An exhibition of her work was held at The University of Liverpool Art Gallery 21 January till 29 April 2005, Graves Art Gallery Sheffield 25 Jun-17 Sept 2005 and Kingston-upon-Thames Art Gallery 1 Oct - 19 Nov 2005. An illustrated catalogue is available from The University of Liverpool Art Gallery. 6 Abercromby Sq. Liverpool L69 7WY.
 

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