Suddaby, Rowland: Overlooking the Don Valley – SOLD


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Artist: Rowland Suddaby (1912-1973)

Title and date: Overlooking the Don Valley, 1966

Size: image size 49.0 x 61.0 cm

Description: dated 3/66, this is a superb, gallery quality, mixed media work on coloured paper providing an extensive landscape overlooking the Don Valley, very much on home territory in terms of Suddaby’s background. Exhibited at ‘A Century of Art’ at theMillennium Galleries, Sheffield in October 2008, this is one of his finest landscapes and one of the highest quality artworks in the Fifties Art collection. Framed in oak.

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Artist description:

Rowland Suddaby was born in Kimberworth, Yorkshire and studied at the Sheffield College of Art from 1926; his first show was at the Wertheim Gallery in London in 1935. There followed a series of shows from 1936 at the Redfern Gallery. He painted vigorous and atmospheric pictures in oils and watercolours in London and Cornwall in the mid to late 1930s but after the outbreak of war, he and his family Suddaby moved to the Suffolk countryside near Sudbury. The landscape and coastline of East Anglia provided the inspiration for the evocative pictures for which he is best known although he also continued his still life painting which is now highly collectable. In the early 1960s, Suddaby became interested in abstraction using watercolour and gouache, and which are typically unsigned. Suddaby’s work is included in, for example, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Government Art Collection.