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Reginald Brill (1902 - 1974)   BIOGRAPHY

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Two pink Carnations in a green glass, crica 1950
Passe-partout (ref: 5326)

Watercolour and gouache over pencil, 12 1/4 x 6 3/8 in. (31 x 16.3 cm.)


 


Brill  was an exceptional draftsman and painter who studied under Henry Tonks at the Slade School 1921-4 going on to win a Scholarship for painting at the British School in Rome 1927-29.   He exhibited at the RA, Leicester Galleries and in East Anglia, where he lived, at Lavenham and was principal of Kingston School of Art. He was author of Modern Painting and Art as a Career. Kingston Polytechnic, the Royal Borough and the Phoenix Gallery organized a retrospective in Kingston in 1985, with another at Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, 1999.



Reginald Brill (1902 - 1974)

Artist in oil and watercolour and fine draughtsman of landscapes, figure studies and portraits. Born in London, Brill studied under Henry Tonks at the Slade School 1921-4 after a period at the St Martin's School of Art. Won the Prix de Rome for painting and was at the British School in Rome 1927-9. Worked in Cairo, 1930. Exhibited at the RA, Leicester Galleries and in East Anglia, where he lived, at Lavenham. Was principal of Kingston School of Art. Wrote Modern Painting and Art as a Career. Kingston Polytechnic, the Royal Borough and the Phoenix Gallery organised a retrospective in Kingston in 1985, with another at Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, 1999.

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