Lionel Ellis (1903-1988)
|Artist Name||Lionel Ellis (1903-1988)|
|Title||Art Deco Portrait of a Lady in a Hat|
|Description||This lovely Art Deco portrait oil painting is by noted British artist Lionel Ellis. Painted in 1939, the composition is a half length portrait of a woman in a chic black hat and dress and red gloves. She is resting her elbows on a small round table, her chin in her hand and gazing away to her left. She looks as if she is day dreaming, waiting for her coffee or a companion in a cafe. A lovely Art Deco stylish 1930's portrait oil painting by a much respected artist.
Signed and dated upper left.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||20 x 24 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a complementary gallery frame, 31 inches by 27 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Lionel Ellis ARCA (1903-1988) was an important twentieth-century painter, illustrator, engraver and teacher who specialised in portraits, as well as equestrian and floral subjects. He studied at the Plymouth school of Art 1918-22 and Royal College of Art 1922-25 and won a travelling scholarship in 1925 travelling to Colarossi's, Paris, Florence and Rome. He taught at Wimbledon School of Art between 1937 and 1968 and lived in Headley, Surrey. His partner was fellow artist Barbara Shaw. His work is held at the V&A Museum, the British Museum and provincial museums. He exhibited 1927-33. New English Art Club 3, Redfern Gallery 45.|