Harold Dearden (1888-1962)

Artist Name Harold Dearden (1888-1962)
Title Three Graces
Size 14 x 13 inches
Medium Oil on canvas/panel
Condition Excellent condition
Biography Harold Dearden (1888-1962) was an oil and watercolour painter, and a draughtsman in ink and wash. From 1905 he studied under H Barrett Carpenter at Rochdale School of Art, followed by a period of five years during which he studied under Gerald Moira at the Royal College of Art. In 1920 Dearden became the head of Swindon Art School, a position he held for 30 years, and for a time he held the presidency of Swindon Artists' Society. His work has been exhibited in London and provincial galleries, and is held at the Museum and Art Gallery of Swindon, where he lived.
Description A fine oil on canvas on board which dates to circa 1930 by noted  British artist Harold Dearden. It is a super Art Deco portrait oil painting which depicts three women in an open landscape. A modern British "Three Graces". In Greek mythology, a Charis or Grace is one of three or more minor goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity, and fertility, together known as the Charites or Graces. Full of vitality and Post Impressionistic colour. It is a fine period British Impressionist oil painting.
Provenance Norfolk estate.
Frame Framed in a gilt gallery frame. 19 inches by 18 inches. In excellent condition.
Price £2,800
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