Catherine Morris Wood 1857 - 1939

Exhibited 1880-1939

 

Catherine Morris Wood was born in 1857 the daughter of a London Barrister Arthur J Wood and a Scottish mother. She studied art along with her sister Emily E Wood at the Royal Female School of Art in London while her parents were living in Camden Road, Islington. Her younger sister Ursula Wood also studied art at the Royal Academy School and St Johns Wood Art School and exhibited widely including the Royal Academy

During her lifetime Catherine Wood exhibited with the Royal Hibernian Academy, Royal Scottish Academy, the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, the Royal Society of Birmingham Artists, the New English Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Society of Oil Painters, Society of Women Artists and the Royal Academy in London. Her work is in public collections of the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and the Manchester City Art Gallery.

She painted in both watercolour & oil, and was mainly known for her still-life work; however when travelling with her husband, the artist Richard Henry Wright (1857 -1930), she was more than happy to turn her hand to landscapes. Paintings of Egypt, Italy, Greece and Switzerland have all been recorded. When they were not travelling they lived in Inner Temple in London.

 

 

 

Catherine Morris Wood 1857 - 1939 fl1880 - 1929 "Still life with Scissors, Budda and Scroll" oil 15.5 x 16.5 inches £1,600
Catherine Morris Wood 1857 - 1939 fl1880 - 1929 "Still life with Scissors, Budda and Scroll" oil 15.5 x 16.5 inches £1,600

Clifford Eric Martin Hall ROI NS

1904 - 1973

 

 

Clifford Hall was born in London on 24th January 1904  and studied art at the Richmond and Putney Art School the Royal Academy Schools under Sickert and Sims between 1925-28 and in Paris under Andre Lhote in 1928. Exhibitions have included the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, New English Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists, Paris Salon and the London Group. His work is in many public collections including the V&A and the Imperial War Museum. A Fine Artist who lived in London and died 25th December 1973. 

Clifford Hall "Clowns Resting" charcoal and crayon 11.5 x 9.5 inches £600
Clifford Hall "Clowns Resting" charcoal and crayon 11.5 x 9.5 inches £600

Colin Challis 1939-2018

Colin F. Challis, was born at 10 Enstone Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk in 1939, son of Frederick George Challis (1913-1993) and his wife Florence Gladys née Fisk (18 January 1914-2002), who married at Lowestoft in 1937. Colin married at Lowestoft in 1960, Sylvia M. Fulcher and they lived at 11 Sanctuary Close, Lowestoft. Colin was well-known as the artist illustrating the items produced for the Lowestoft Porcelain Co. of recent years, with his hand painted sparrow beak jugs especially sought after. Whilst still working on ceramics he also produced delightful paintings and pencil drawings, especially of wild life subjects. His grand-daughter is the artist Catherine Turner

 

 

Colin Challis 1939 - 2018 "Wren" watercolour 10 x 7 inches £200
Colin Challis 1939 - 2018 "Wren" watercolour 10 x 7 inches £200
Colin Challis 1939-2018 "Kingfisher" watercolour 9 x 7 inches £200
Colin Challis 1939-2018 "Kingfisher" watercolour 9 x 7 inches £200

Ken Moroney

(1949 - 1983)

Ken was born on the 14th Feb 1949, in south London, of Anglo Irish parentage. His father was Irish and typical of his generation .He worried about Kens artistic temperament and viewed it as effeminate .So Ken took up boxing and won a gold medal for South London in his teens .But his painting continued to florish, as the gloves came off with his trademark striking use of colour .A self-taught artist, he is now a major force in British impressionism, painting landscape & figure subjects in a bold colourful style. He has had paintings exhibited at the Royal Academy London, the Beaux-Arts Paris and the Kline galleries Canada.
His works now hang in many important collections. Ken has travelled extensively and spent 2 years working for major galleries in New York. He favours romantic subjects of Edwardian times. His main medium is oil. He was nominated by the Royal Academy in the summer of 1976 as being one of the few promising young artists to emerge this century.
Ken has had a number of one-man exhibitions in major London galleries. Recently he lived for three years in France, but he returned to London & had a studio at Kew.

Ken travelled extensively and spent 2 years working for major galleries in New York. The Royal Academy nominated him in 1976 as being one of the few promising young artists to emerge this century:

"Ken Moroney has considerable talent, any painting purchased now can only be seen as a sound long term investment."

 

Ken Moroney's work now hangs in many important collections and has had paintings exhibited at The Royal Academy (London), The Beau (Paris) and the Kline Galleries (Canada). Kens work has also been exhibited in Frost and Read, Bourne Gallery, Hollywood Road Gallery, Thompson's Gallery, Gallery Kaleidoscope, David Messum's Gallery, John Davies in Stowe-on-the-Would, Duncan Miller London and American Connection. More recently exhibited at the Arts Club, 40 Dover Street, Mayfair, London.

 

 

Ken Moroney 1949 - 1983 "Life's a Bowl of Cherries" oil 18 x 24 inches £2,500
Ken Moroney 1949 - 1983 "Life's a Bowl of Cherries" oil 18 x 24 inches £2,500