Margaret Fisher Prout (1875-1963)
|Artist Name||Margaret Fisher Prout (1875-1963)|
|Description||This lovely British Post Impressionist interior portrait oil painting is by female artist Margaret Fisher Prout. Painted circa 1940 the composition is of a woman in blue sat in a chair by the window in a drawing room on a Summer Evening. Beside her is a table with a floral arrangement and lamp and behind her more flowers and a mirror. A really lovely light and airy painting of a very relaxing scene.
Signed lower left.
|Provenance||West Midlands estate.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||14 x 17 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a complementary frame, 23 inches by 20 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Margaret Fisher Prout (1875-1963) - painter of landscapes, flowers and figures in an impressionist style. Born 31 March 1875 in Chelsea, London, daughter of Mark Fisher, the painter. Studied under him and later at the Slade School 1894–7. Married John Alexander Prout 1908. Exhibited at the N.E.A.C. from 1906, member 1925; and at the R.A. from 1921, A.R.A. 1948; R.W.S. 1945. Taught drawing at the Hammersmith School of Arts and Crafts before 1914. One-man exhibition at the Beaux Arts Gallery 1922. Lived at St Leonards-on-Sea, where she died 9 December 1963. She was published in: Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II. Her works are held by The Tate Gallery.|