Priddey, James: Cooling Towers, Salford Bridge – SOLD


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Artist: James Priddey, (1916-1980)

Title and date: Cooling Towers, Salford Bridge (Birmingham), 1967

Size of picture: 30 x 40 cm

Description: a superb industrial etching signed and inscribed with pencil which Priddey exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art in London in 1967 (confirmed by label on the rear of the etching)

More images can be provided on request.

Artist description:

A painter and printmaker born in Handsworth, Birmingham, he attended Moseley Road School of Art between 1928 and 1931 where he was taught by Ralph Sargisson, then spent a further 4 years at Birmingham School of Art, where his principal teacher was Harold Holden. During this time, he also studied under Bernard Cuzner at the Department of Silversmithing at Vittoria Street, Hockley, Birmingham.

His association with the Royal Birmingham Society of the Arts (RBSA) began in the early 1950s and he was elected a full member in 1960. He held the posts of Secretary from 1964-74 and President from 1974-78. He exhibited at the Paris Salon, RA, RSA, RWA, RCamA, RBA and RE of which he was an elected member, and in 1967 he held a solo exhibition at Bilston Art Gallery. Examples of his work are in the collections of Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham Museum and Art Galleries, Bradford Art Gallery, Southport Art Gallery and South London Art Gallery. His work was regularly reproduced in the Birmingham Post and he was the father of the artist Nigel James Priddey.