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Michael Canney (1923-1999)

Painter, relief maker, writer, broadcaster and teacher, Canney was born in Falmouth, where he was taken to art shows from an early age. In the early 1940s he studied at Redruth and Penzance Schools of Art and St Ives School of Painting, under Leonard Fuller. After army service he studied at Goldsmiths College of Art, 1947-51, and then undertook postgraduate study at Patrick Allan-Fraser School of Art, Hospitalfield, Arbroath. In 1956 he was appointed curator of Newlyn Orion Gallery, and began broadcasting on radio and television. In 1964-65 Canney taught at Plymouth College of Art and then in 1965-66 was appointed visiting gallery director and lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 1966 to 1983 he was on the staff of the West of England College of Art. In 1984 he moved to a village near Siena, Italy and continued to paint. In 1985 he scripted an award-winning documentary film for television on painting in Newlyn.

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Abstract with sphere and purple...
Michael Canney
Abstract with sphere and purple...  For sale
£1650
System with Circles no. 1, mid 1980's
Michael Canney
System with Circles no. 1, mid 1980's  For sale
£8250
Untitled - blue
Michael Canney
Untitled - blue  For sale
£3170
Casole d'Elsa, circa 1984
Michael Canney
Casole d'Elsa, circa 1984  For sale
£1060
Casole d'Elsa - study
Michael Canney
Casole d'Elsa - study  For sale
£1580
La Voce de la Lune, 1976–1984
Michael Canney
La Voce de la Lune, 1976–1984  For sale
£7720
Untitled oil and gouache on card
Michael Canney
Untitled oil and gouache on card  For sale
£2380
Casole D'Elsa, 1985
Michael Canney
Casole D'Elsa, 1985  For sale
£3000
Three Quarter Square
Michael Canney
Three Quarter Square  Reserved 
The Canney details are: System 76-84,
Michael Canney
The Canney details are: System 76-84,  Sold 
Game of chance I, 1991
Michael Canney
Game of chance I, 1991  Sold 
System with circles No.1, 1981
Michael Canney
System with circles No.1, 1981  Sold 
Folding nine variations, 1981
Michael Canney
Folding nine variations, 1981  Sold 
Four plus four equals two No.1, 1982
Michael Canney
Four plus four equals two No.1, 1982  Sold 
Homage to Gorin, 1978
Michael Canney
Homage to Gorin, 1978  Sold 
Composition with green and orange
Michael Canney
Composition with green and orange  Sold 
Target
Michael Canney
Target  Sold 
Untitled oblong
Michael Canney
Untitled oblong  Sold 
Untitled
Michael Canney
Untitled  Sold 
Untitled
Michael Canney
Untitled  Sold 
Casole d'Elsa II, 1984
Michael Canney
Casole d'Elsa II, 1984  Sold 
Three triangles, 1991
Michael Canney
Three triangles, 1991  Sold 
Orange Edge Fold, circa 1980
Michael Canney
Orange Edge Fold, circa 1980  Sold 
Choppy, circa 1985
Michael Canney
Choppy, circa 1985  Sold 
Untitled, mid 1950's
Michael Canney
Untitled, mid 1950's  Sold 
Untitled abstract on paper
Michael Canney
Untitled abstract on paper  Sold 
Candy stripe II, 1987
Michael Canney
Candy stripe II, 1987  Sold 
Untitled, circa 1960
Michael Canney
Untitled, circa 1960  Sold 
Untitled, late 1950s
Michael Canney
Untitled, late 1950s  Sold