Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - Laurence Norris: 'Old Wives Tales', 1946



Laurence Norris:
'Old Wives Tales', 1946

Framed (ref: 5033)

Signed, inscribed with title on the reverse, and a label exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts 1947

52 1/2 x 64 1/4 in. (133.1 x 163.1 cm.)

Exhibited: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1947 (435) In its original decappe hollow section frame

As a gifted student Laurence Norris won a scholarship in 1934 to study at the Royal College of Art and graduated in 1936 with the prestigious Prix de Rome. After seeing extensive action in WWII he returned home to start teaching at Beckhenham School of Art,later becoming it's principle. Although the narrative of this painting, exhibited at the Royal Academy of 1947, presents a visual medley of popular sayings, it is underlined by Norris's commentary on the aftermath of WW2 and a hope for Britain to return to better times.  He exhibited 18 works at the RA between 1933 and 1966.

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