Sir George Clausen
Studies from Arcadia
26 June - 2 July
Summer Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX
Sir George Clausen is a key figure of English Impressionism, one of the most significant British painters of the end of the nineteenth century who brought elements of a sophisticated French style to British landscape painting. Trained at the South Kensington Schools in London and in Paris at the Academie Julian, he rose to become a Royal Academician, a founder of the New English Art Club and Professor of Painting at the Royal Academy. He was knighted in 1927. His paintings of English rural life are probably the most evocative of their age. Whilst his work on paper has made as much as £500,000 at auction (for a pastel drawing of a girl in 2010) the majority of his landscapes, figure studies and sketches represent astonishing value for money for the collector.
To coincide with his return to the Olympia Fair this summer, Harry Moore-Gwyn will be publishing a small catalogue of works on paper by Clausen, showing over twenty works by the artist ranging from landscape pastels and watercolours, figure and portrait studies, still lifes and sketches for larger works including his late mural commission for St Stephen’s Hall in the Palace of Westminster. Prices will range from under £1,000 to over £8,000. The catalogue will be available from a week or so before the fair and the works will be available for sale on the stand.