Alexander Cree (1929-2014)
|Artist Name||Alexander Cree (1929-2014)|
|Title||Still Life 1951|
|Description||This lovely large exhibited still life oil painting is by noted Scottish artist Alexander Cree. It was painted in 1951 and exhibited in 1953 at the Royal Scottish Academy. This fine interior still life has stunning blue iris in a white jug as a central focal point surrounded by various other jugs and fabrics on the table. Two mackerel lie on a plate, perhaps a nod to his East Lothian location. A superb example of Cree's work and Scottish art, finished off in a fine frame.
Signed lower right and inscribed in pencil verso.
|Provenance||Exhibited: Royal Scottish Academy, 1953 No. 295 - 'Still Life -1951'.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||35 x 39 inches|
|Frame||Housed in an ornate frame, 47 inches by 43 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Alexander Cree (1929-2014). Born Dunfermline. Painter in oil, pastel and pen; landscapes, interiors, portraits and rustic scenes. Studied Edinburgh College of Art 1946-50 under Robin Philipson, William MacTaggart, Leonard Rosoman and William Gillies. Awarded Grant Scholarship followed by a travelling fellowship 1951-52. Attracted to France and modern French art. From his studio in East Linton, exhibited more than 40 paintings at the Royal Scottish Academy between 1950-80, mainly East Lothian landscapes and one or two genre and still life paintings including ours and 10 paintings at the Glasgow Institute.|