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Distinctive, affordable art at Burgh House Hampstead

This pre-Christmas exhibition runs from Wednesday December 7th to Sunday December 18th at Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead, London NW3 1LT. 

Entry to Burgh House is free but please be aware that Burgh House's opening hours are 12 noon to 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. (The house is usually closed on Saturday as it is a popular wedding venue!)  However at the weekend you can access the gallery via the Buttery downstairs, which is open from 9.30am - 5.30pm.

Paintings. drawings and prints for sale at the exhibition range in price from less than £50 to £5,000 and include works by John Bratby, David Rolt,...

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"When they were young" moves on....

After a sucessful run in Norwich our exhibition of rediscovered paintings by East Anglian artists is opening in another of the region's cathedral cities, at The Old Fire Engine House in Ely. 

The exhibition opens on Thursday November 4th (private view on the evening before) and runs until Sunday November 27th. 

The Old Fire Engine House is also home to one of East Anglia's best reviewed restaurants. Enjoy your visit!

For more background information about the exhibition and the strange history of the paintings, please read the previous story in this NEWS section.

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- When they were young: four East Anglian artists -

From mid-April we are exhibiting a unique collection of East Anglian landscapes with a most unusual history.

The paintings in this exhibition were almost all created over a period of just two years between 1969 and 1971.  The artists who painted them are now well known, but the paintings themselves have never been exhibited before.

Around 1970 the four artists - Cavendish Morton, Charles Duranty, Geoffrey Lefever and Nicholas Barnham - were all working in their own distinctive styles, inspired by the East Anglian landscape.  Morton and Duranty were already quite well established; Lefever and Barnham were just starting their career, and all of them were represented by...

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- Treescapes -

 

An artist’s secret love

Artist David Rolt led a double life. For a living he painted portraits of celebrities. But his secret love was conducted outdoors, painting trees.

English elms, Irish oaks, gnarled olive trees in Italy and rangy pines in the south of France, he painted their portraits wherever he found them. For Rolt trees could express as much emotion and spirituality as any human subject. He found it easier to sympathise with a beautiful tree than with many of the celebs whose portraits he had to paint for money.

From September 16th-20th 2015 a special exhibition of David Rolt's tree paintings is being held at Burgh House,...

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- Rediscovering Stan Smith - - a major new exhibition -

Following last year’s sell-out exhibition of Stan Smith's watercolours at the Chelsea Arts Club we are pleased to announce a new exhibition featuring his oil paintings at Hilton Fine Art’s gallery in Bath.

The show includes several major works that have recently come to light, including a life-size figure study that dominated the Royal Academy summer exhibition 30 years ago.

REVIEW IN GALLERIES MAGAZINE:

With nine children by four different mothers, clothes and shoes with gaping holes, old jalopies for cars not to mention a fondness for whiskey and red wine, among many other things, Stan Smith lived the popular notion of the bohemian artist. But beneath that rackety...

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- Differently British -

Exhibition at Burgh House, Hampstead NW3

March 18th – 22nd 2015

The exhibition focuses on Nicolas Granger-Taylor, a reclusive artist living in London today. Painting exclusively from life, spending weeks, sometimes months, on a single work, using sable brushes, working in oils, on fine linen canvas, his paintings have been called “cabinet pictures”, intimate pieces after hours of intense observation. The exhibition features finely detailed nude figures and still lifes that express a luxurious, rather disturbing, sense of stillness.

Facing Granger-Taylor’s paintings are works by three British artists from earlier generations - John Bratby, Stan Smith and David Rolt - that seem boisterous by comparison. Most provocative and...

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Mature, fresh, spooky, subversive

An exhibition of affordable art by two very distinctive women artists runs at Burgh House in Hampstead from Thursday January 15th to February 1st.

Judy Wheaton's bold, large format line drawings in charcoal and pastel celebrate the female figure from a fresh, female perspective.

Agnes Hay’s “wire drawings”, captured photographically from tiny mobile sculptures, are a new kind of line drawing, which moves between the human form and abstraction.

As mature women artists, now in their 60s, both are something of a rarity in the art world today.

Judy Wheaton was already well into her 50s when she discovered her potential talent as an artist. She went to an art...

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Private view of our pre-Christmas exhibition on November 22nd and 23rd

The show continues until Christmas.

If you would like to come please call Robert or Harry on 020-8995-1884

or email to info@roberteaglefineart.com

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Bratby, Bellany, Smith, Rolt, Wheaton, Granger-Taylor take pride of place

A collection of recent work by Nicolas Granger-Taylor, first shown in May at our pop-up gallery in Walton Street, Chelsea, can now be seen at our Chiswick gallery. Nicolas is renowned for his nude studies, portraits and meticulously executed still lives. More than 20 of his works are on show here at Marborough Road.

Bold, eye-catching works by John Bratby and John Bellany feature large among our recent acquisitions. An impressive selection of David Rolt's treescapes and portraits occupies the drawing room gallery, and large works in oil by Stan Smith hang in the hall. 

The Bratby pictures include a large, vivid painting of Venice and an even...

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Visit our pop-up gallery in Chelsea - till May 24th

For the next few weeks until  May 24th we are showing a selection of our finest artists' works in a super new gallery  between South Kensington and the King's Road in Chelsea.

Works on show include oils, watercolours and limited edition prints by John Bellany; brand new works by Dominic Hills; stunning oils and an array of watercolours by Stan Smith; Irish landscapes by John Lawrence; and a breathtaking treescape by David Rolt we are showing for the first time.

You can find us at 91 Walton Street, London SW3  2HP.

This is for a limited period only, so do come soon!

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Stan Smith exhibition sells out on first night

The first exhibition of work by Stan Smith since he died in 2001 sold out completely during the private view hosted by Chelsea Arts Club in March.

In response to the keen interest in Smith's work, more works - all nude figure studies - had to be brought in for the second week of the exhibition.

About half of the works for sale  - small watercolour nude figure studies from the artist’s estate - were snapped up by fellow artists and members of Chelsea Arts Club where Smith was chairman from 1994 to 1997.  The other half went to buyers who had little or no previous knowledge of...

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More mystery portraits identified

The sitters for two more of the "mystery portraits" by artist David Rolt that were stored away and forgotten for over 25 years have now been identified.

Both are of well known British figures from the 1940s and post-war years.

One is of the writer and diplomat Harold Nicolson, now best known for his open marriage with Bloomsbury group luminary, Vita Sackville-West.

The other portrait is of popular comedienne Irene Handl, who starred in literally scores of British films between 1937 and 1987, when she passed away, much mourned by her many fans.

Both pictures come from the private collection that the artist left to his...

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Portrait of the Duchess of Westminster finds a new home

A portrait of Viola, the Duchess of Westminster, that had been stored away for decades and all but forgotten has now been acquired for her family. Painted by David Rolt in 1949, the portrait is a fond study of the Duchess playing the piano. Last shown in public at the David Rolt memorial exhibition in 1986, it was one of several portraits in the private collection that the artist left to his own family. Now cleaned and restored, it has found a new home with Lady Jane Grosvenor, the late Duchess' daughter.

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Name the mystery sitter and win 20!

Many of David Rolt's portraits were of high fliers in the arts and high society during the 1940s, '50s and '60s. From his personal collection we have identified portraits of the actress Valerie Hobson, the Duchess of Westminster, and Xandra Walter, sister of Dracula icon, Sir Christopher Lee.

But there are some sitters we haven't been able to put a name to. Do you know how they are? We are offering a 20 thank-you to anyone who can provide a positive ID.

Go to our Portraits section and see if you can identify the sitter in any of these:

  • Lady wearing a blue jacket
  • Sisters
  • Boy in a...

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