Theresa Norah Copnall (1882-1972)
|Artist Name||Theresa Norah Copnall (1882-1972)|
|Title||White and Orange Flowers in Bowl|
|Description||This lovely Art Deco British Post Impressionist floral oil painting is by noted and much exhibited female flower artist Theresa Norah Copnall. She studied at the Slade School amongst others and also spent considerable time in Cornwall with the St Ives artists. Painted circa 1930 the arrangement is predominantly white and orange flowers such as tiger lilies, hollyhock and single dahlias. The are loosely arranged in a gold fluted bowl and against a light background. The brushwork on the tiger lilies is superb. A really fine example of a floral oil painting and an excellent example of Copnall's work.
Signed lower right.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||25 x 30 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a light frame, 37 inches by 33 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Theresa Norah Copnall (née Burchart) (1882 – 1972), was a British painter known for her flower studies and portrait painting. Copnall was born in Haughton-le-Skerne near Darlington in the north of England, where her father was a company director. She was educated in Brussels before attending art school in Barrow in Furness. Copnall studied at the Slade School of Art in London and also at Hubert von Herkomer’s art school in Bushey. She married the Liverpool born portrait painter Frank Thomas Copnall (1870-1948) and the couple settled at Hoylake in Cheshire. They also became regular visitors to the artists colony at St Ives in Cornwall. During her career Copnall exhibited at the Royal Academy in London on several occasions. She also exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Royal Scottish Academy and the Society of Women Artists. (Unfortunately many of her painting's titles are very generic making it hard to identify specific works). Copnall was a member of the Deeside Art Group and the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. Overseas her work was shown at the Paris Salon and also exhibited in Canada. Both the Medici Society and Raphael Tuck & Sons produced reproductions of her designs and the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool holds examples of her flower paintings.|