Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - 20th Century British Art

Frederick Austin (1902-1990)   BIOGRAPHY

An Allegory of War, 1939-1945
Framed (ref: 4561)

Signed and dated in the plate

The original etching plate 

6 7/8 x 5 3/4 in. (17.5 x 14.5 cm)


Exhibited: WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Morley College London, 28 October -23 November 2016, cat 93. 

Literature: WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2016, cat 93, page 138.

This poignant wartime image carries the artists initials and the dates '39 and 45 within the plate, (on the sack and wooden bar of the threshing machine).  As such it it clearly has allegorical overtones.

Frederick Austin (1902-1990)

Printmaker and painter, born in Leicester, brother of the artist Robert Sargent Austin. He studied at Leicester School of Art and at Royal College of Art under Malcolm Osborne, William Rothenstein and Randolph Schwabe, 1924-7. Prix de Rome for engraving won in 1927. Exhibited RA, RE of which he was a member, and extensively abroad. British Museum, Graves Art Gallery in Sheffield and several foreign collections hold his work. Lived in London.

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