Ronaldson, Ronald: Landscape with Trees
A colourful oil on board, the paint applied lightly in places revealing dots of the board. Bearing a gallery label on the reverse stating the picture was exhibited in an annual ’60 Good Pictures’ exhibition at the Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham, framed.
Artist: John Minton, (1917-1957)
Title and date: Landscape with Trees, 1970s
Size: 39.0 x 50.0 cms.
Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Ronald Ronaldson joined the Royal Navy then worked at the West Suffolk hospital, retiring as chief medical laboratory scientific officer. A self-taught figurative painter, he used abstraction in the composition of his landscape, coastal and still-life paintings and delighted in the colour and form of his pictures, the paint exploding on to the surface or applied with close toned subtlety. Ronald exhibited from the 1940s with Northern Arts, and later with Bury St Edmunds Art Society, at McCausland-White’s Phoenix Gallery in Lavenham, Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury and at the Chappel Galleries in Essex. He was a member of Suffolk Art Society and in his 91st year was invited to hold the inaugural exhibition at the Edmund Gallery within St Edmundsbury Cathedral.