Christopher Sturgress-Lief (1937-2011)
|Artist Name||Christopher Sturgress-Lief (1937-2011)|
|Title||Monochrome Abstract 1961|
|Description||This superb British Abstract oil painting is by noted artist Christopher Sturgess-Lief. Painted in 1961 it is an evocative and captivating abstract using the highly individualised symbols Lief adopted in his work. The work is a monochrome and really interesting the way the symbols almost swirl out of a mist only to fade away again. A great large British sixties abstract by a unique artist.
Signed upper left.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||28 x 36 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a black and white frame, 37 inches by 29 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Chris Sturgess-Lief (1937-2011) was a self-taught painter who created evocative and poetic pictures using a highly individual private symbolism. Adopted as a baby, possibly from ethnic German parents in the Soviet Union, Sturgess-Lief was schooled at Sherborne, Dorset. After army service in Malaya, he then moved to London and began showing on the Hyde Park railings in the early 1960s. He was spotted by Victor Musgrave of Gallery One, who gave Sturgess-Lief a solo show in 1962. He also exhibited at Rye Art gallery in 1969 and took part in mixed shows at New Vision Centre, Leicester Galleries, Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol in 1963 and others in Japan and the United States. In 1997 Julian Hartnoll in St James’ put on a solo exhibition of his work. A contemporary of the highly sought after Martin Bradley and Alan Davie, his work is comparable both in terms of style and quality.|