James Bolivar Manson (1879-1945)
|Artist Name||James Bolivar Manson (1879-1945)|
|Title||Rigged Sailing Vessel against a Quay - Evening Light|
|Description||This is a fine oil painting on panel by James Bolivar Manson. The work is a good example of British Impressionist Campden Town School painting. The composition is a lovely scene of a quay and boats at evening which is dated 1908 verso. Painted by one of my favourite British Impressionists who, as well as being a member of the Campden Town School, was Director of The Tate gallery and was quite a character.|
|Provenance||Ex Christies London Hampshire Galleries Fine Art Dealers
|Medium||Oil on Panel|
|Size||15 x 10 inches|
|Frame||Framed 20 inches by 15 inches ad in good condition.|
|Biography||James Bolivar Manson (1879-1945) was born in London. In 1896 he began studying at Heatherleys' School of Fine Art, Lambeth School of Art and in Paris at Academie Julian. He held his first solo show at Leicester Galleries in 1923 and others at The New England Art Club Memorial show at Wildenstein and Ferens Art Gallery in 1946.
Retrospective exhibition at Malzahn Gallery in 1973. Tate Gallery and many provincial and foreign galleries hold examples of his work. He was a member of the Camden Town Group and secretary of it in 1910 and later Director of The Tate gallery from 1930-1938. He was great friends with Lucien Pisarro with whom he had holidayed together and went on painting excursion.