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Eve Kirk Slade School English Post Impressionist
REF: 11327 / LA82269
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Eve Kirk (1900-1969) Slade School English Post Impressionist “The Bridge at Concarneau 1930s” An attractive post impressionist painting of the Bridge at Concarneau, painted with great vitality and spontaneity by Eve Kirk. Signed, presented in its original Montparnasse frame and bearing a gallery label for the legendary Bond Street dealer Arthur Tooth & Sons. Eve was born in London on 22 July 1900. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1919–1922 and later travelled to France, Italy and Greece. Her first solo exhibition was at the Paterson Gallery in 1930. Augustus John, who later painted her portrait, wrote an introduction to the exhibition catalogue in which he said: 'With a curious swiftness and certainty she has captured a method, a technique which seems to provide a perfect means for the interpretation of the subjects of her choice, the streets, the quays and the marketplaces of Provence, Italy or London”. She exhibited at the renowned Bond street gallery of Arthur Tooth & Sons in 1932 and 1935 and alongside Paul Nash in 1939.It is from this period that the “Bridge at Concarneau dates. In 1949 she exhibited at the Lefevre Gallery. During the Second World War, Kirk worked for civil defence in London, but continued to paint and held an exhibition in 1943 at the Leicester Galleries. Her painting Bomb Damage in the City was shown as part of the exhibition of National War Pictures at the Royal Academy in 1945.
Fox Fine Art has clarified that the Eve Kirk Slade School English Post Impressionist (LA82269) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1930
Generally in good bright condition. There is heavy craquelure to the sky particularly on the left side.
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