Cecil Kennedy (1905-1997)
|Artist Name||Cecil Kennedy (1905-1997)|
|Description||A fine oil on canvas which dates to circa 1950 by noted British floral artist Cecil Kennedy. It is a finely detailed still life of a floral display which includes mallow, phlox and roses amongst others.The work is by an artist who exhibited at The Royal Academy, The Royal Scottish Academy and The Paris Salon. Full of vitality and a very realistic floral in the manner of the Dutch Old Masters. It is a fine period British oil painting.
Signed lower right.
|Provenance||Fine Art Dealer - estate.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||30 x 25 inches|
|Frame||Framed in a fine gallery frame 38 inches by 33 inches. In excellent condition.|
|Biography||Cecil Kennedy (1905-1997) was a painter in oils who specialised in flowers, becoming one of the popular British flower painters of his time. After training at art school, Kennedy studied under a number of artists, the most influential being Nieco Jungmann. He also studied in Antwerp and Paris and was awarded a silver medal at the Paris Salon in 1956 and a gold medal in 1970. His carefully delineated flower paintings have been likened to those of the Dutch 17th Century Masters in approach and devotion to detail. Kennedy has held exhibitions in London, Paris, New York and Johannesburg and exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, The Royal Hibernian and the Royal Scottish Academy.|